About the OCTA

In 1966 a group of cable pioneers banded together, forming a new association to represent them before the Ohio General Assembly. For more than five decades, OCTA - Ohio's Broadband & Cable Association has built a strong record of success in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Today, our members look to the OCTA with confidence in its ability to represent the industry before the Ohio legislature, PUCO, Congress and the Courts. Through the work of the OCTA and the support of our members we have been able to safeguard our industry's interests through the legislative process, including enactment of strong signal theft laws, fair and reasonable right-of-way legislation, and Ohio's new broadband grant program to help providers extend high-speed internet service to unserved areas of the state.

Mission Statement

OCTA - Ohio's Broadband & Cable Association represents the cable television and telecommunications industry in the Ohio General Assembly, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the United States Congress on issues of importance to our current and future businesses and works to foster a positive image of the cable industry in Ohio.

The Association:

  • Manages and influences state legislative and regulatory issues relating to the telecommunications industry by monitoring, analyzing and implementing strategies to achieve objectives.

  • Supports federal legislative and regulatory objectives in cooperation with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

  • Maintains an effective PAC fund for statewide candidates and develops a state key contact program to foster relationships between cable telecommunications personnel and state officials.

  • Creates and maintains pertinent and useful information about Ohio's telecommunications industry.

  • Represents the industry in matters involving the media and seeks opportunities for positive media coverage for the industry.