The Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association is the leading advocacy organization for the cable industry in the Hoosier state. With over 25 years of experience, ICTA has established a reputation for effective advocacy addressing the full spectrum of cable telecommunications issues. ICTA’s actions inform, support and enable the investment of private capital to build the infrastructure that connects INDIANA to the WORLD.
ICTA’s policy approach is member driven and results focused. Our team works with ICTA members to develop policy agendas, organize lobbying efforts, profile cases, engage the industry, and build relationships in the Indiana public policy arena.
ICTA’s guiding principles:
Promote a Level Playing Field: Current Indiana law favors some video providers over others. ICTA believes like services should be taxed equally and technology neutral. Hoosiers, whether viewing their favorite shows via cable or satellite, should be taxed equally.
Decrease Regulatory Burdens: The state and other units should make it easier, not harder to do business in Indiana. ICTA works to relieve unnecessary and cumbersome regulatory burdens placed on Indiana Cable Providers.
Maintain a strong Private Infrastructure: Cable’s investment of billions of dollars in private capital has revolutionized the communications landscape in Indiana. Massive upgrades have 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 upgraded investments of private capital have been made with no incentives, subsidies, or government guarantees. Unlike other technology providers who pick and choose the customers they wish to service, cable delivers advanced products to all its customers in a particular network. With cable, residents of a small town can enjoy the same technology as those in the largest cities.