Arkansas Cable Demogrpahics
The Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association (ACTA) was founded in 1972. The organization serves as the voice of the cable industry in Arkansas. With nearly 20 members, ACTA providers serve more than four hundred thousand cable subscribers. Services include cable television, digital cable television, high-definition cable television, high-speed Internet access and digital telephone service.
Since the enactment of the Federal Telecommunications Act in 1996, cable companies have invested over $100 billion nationally to upgrade their networks. This massive upgrade program has transformed one-way analog video networks into two-way broadband platforms capable of offering digital, interactive and on-demand television services, as well as high-speed Internet, digital telephone, and other information services. These upgrade investments of private risk capital have been made with no incentives, subsidies, or government guarantees.
Advanced Services Offered
ACTA members are working to offer a full range of advanced services including digital cable, High-Definition Television, Video-On-Demand, telephone, and high-speed data (HSD) services. Cable HSD services are available via cable modem to many Arkansas cities and communities.
ACTA members provide free video services to schools statewide. Many community centers and libraries benefit from free high speed data services offered by member companies.