As Pennsylvania's largest broadband provider, cable's fiber-optic coaxial infrastructure continues to offer the ideal medium for transmitting vast amounts of information - data, graphics, text and video - at high speed. Cable reaches into virtually every Pennsylvania community and invests in partnerships to increase broadband access, improve digital literacy, promote computer ownership, and encourage home broadband use.
The industry's $8 billion investment in Pennsylvania enables consumers to enjoy a broadband experience that is fast, affordable and accessible, and getting faster and better every day. As an example - with a 2011 rollout of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0 to nearly 80 percent of American households - DOCSIS 3.0 allows cable operators to offer consumers broadband speeds of 50 to more than 100 megabits per second.
While dramatically increasing download speeds, cable operators also offer enhanced protection features, including integrated security suites with anti-virus/anti-spyware and firewall protection, popup blocking and spam filtering. Broadband cable's leadership in creating and developing the market for affordable residential highspeed Internet access two decades ago has led to a profusion of competitive wireline, wireless and satellite-based offerings.
Pennsylvania cable companies and their networks have been delivering industry-leading broadband performance to consumers since the investment began in 1996. These networks are anything but static. Through a combination of engineering prowess and billions of dollars of private risk-capital investment, they are continually evolving, becoming more robust and leading the broadband industry into next-generation capabilities.