The Cable Television industrywas conceived in the late 1940's in Oregon and Pennsylvania. A few years later, in 1953,
the first Cable Television system in Wyoming became operational in Casper, Wyoming, and also has the honor of having the first Cable Television system to be fed by microwave. The Wyoming cable television industry took its first steps in 1953 to bring television to people who lived in areas that were unable to receive conventional broadcast signals. Since those early days, the industry has grown into a thriving telecommunications force.
Cable television is currently available to more than 96% percent of the television viewing homes with 101,000 households in Wyoming being served by over 62 cable systems. The Wyoming cable industry has enriched the information, news, public affairs and entertainment choices of Wyoming television viewers. On a broader scale, the industry has also created new options for home and business consumers through convergence with telephone and computer technologies.
Many cable systems have now moved beyond offering only video programming and offer voice and data products, including personal communications services and high-speed access to the worldwide computer network, the Internet. The future with telephones, wifi, mobile and who knows what else is just below the horizon. It may even be a little above it by now. Today there are 62 Cable Television systems in Wyoming serving over 101,00 homes. Employees The Wyoming Cable Television industry employs over 250 people throughout Wyoming and has an annual payroll of over 8 million in salaries. Community Involvement The WCTA contributes significant resources to support civic and community-based projects. In addition,WCTA employees donate both time and money to local and national charities.
The Wyoming Cable and Television Association contribute significant resources to support civic and community-based projects. In addition, WCTA employees donate both time and money to local and national charities. We are proud sponsors of the following organizations:Big Brother & Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs, Casper College, Chamber of Commerce, Civic Organizations, Fireman’s programs, Junior & Senior Baseball, Little League Association, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, Scholarships for High School Seniors, Toys for Tots, University of Wyoming, Wyoming Association of Municipalities, Wyoming High School Athletic Association, Wyoming High School Booster Clubs, Wyoming Shrine Bowl, Wyoming Special Olympics, Wyoming Symphony Youth Soccer, and the YMCA.