What will our country’s digital future look like? At Beyond, we believe that is up for Americans to decide.

As a nationwide nonpartisan grassroots organization, we empower America’s internet users, entertainment consumers, cable industry workforce, and technophiles to take action on key issues that matter most to our country’s digital innovation.

Join us and go beyond!

Our Mission

Beyond harnesses the voices of Americans to advance ideas and policies that shape our country’s digital future.

Our Vision

America didn’t become a digital technology and global entertainment leader overnight. It took significant investment in innovation and people across the country who share the same ambition to go beyond.

In order for America to stay on the cutting-edge, we must take an active role in shaping and supporting policies that:

  • Advance connectivity by expanding access to cable broadband across the country and closing the digital divide.
  • Boost creativity and innovation by ensuring that our country’s Wi-Fi networks have the speed and capacity needed to support future technological advancements.
  • Support privacy standards that protect the personal information we share online, no matter who is collecting our data or where we live.
  • Increase diverse representation on screen by supporting inclusivity at all levels of TV production.

Economic Impact

The value of cable broadband goes beyond a high-speed connection.

America’s cable industry – including broadband providers and TV programmers - support jobs, technology, and state and local economies.

Learn about the economic impact of broadband in your state.

Our Economic Contribution

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Direct & Indirect Jobs

2.9 million

Employees

255,580

Total Economic Impact

$460 billion

 
Note: for direct & indirect jobs, as well as total economic impact, state-level data only reflect the technology sector, while national data reflect both the technology & entertainment sectors.

Explore Stories

Stay up to date on issues affecting the way we live in today’s digital world and learn how you can get involved.

Stories from the Field

Feb
2
2023
5 Black Artists Who Are Shaping Film and TV Today
Black artists aren’t just making great entertainment—they’re making history. From blockbuster films like “Black Panther” and Disney’s “Soul” to captivating TV series such as... Read More
Jan
27
2023
3 Ways Cable Providers Are Connecting Everyone to the Internet
Good news: We’ve never been closer to achieving universal broadband connectivity in America with 93% of U.S. homes now using the internet.  With a 100%... Read More
Jan
19
2023
The Latest: Cable Broadband & Digital Equity
Broadband access for everyone—regardless of race, location, ethnicity, or income is a key step on the way to achieving 100% connectivity across the country.  As education, employment,... Read More
Jan
11
2023
4 Wireless Trends from CES 2023
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was back in full force this year with an impressive display of wireless trends set to revolutionize our homes, healthcare, and workspaces.  Here are... Read More
Jan
5
2023
Connecting The Unconnected: How West Virginia Broadband Is Expanding
In rural states like West Virginia, broadband access is not yet available everywhere.  To achieve 100% connectivity in remote areas, we must take... Read More
Dec
23
2022
Beyond Looks Back on 2022 (And Ahead to 2023)
As the year comes to a close, it’s our custom to take a look back at some of the milestones accomplished in the world of broadband and cable television, and a look ahead at what the coming... Read More
Dec
21
2022
The Affordable Connectivity Program: Why 15M+ American Households Have Signed Up
It’s been one year since the launch of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – a federal initiative that provides free or discounted high-speed... Read More
Dec
8
2022
The New FCC Broadband Map Is Out – Here’s Why It Matters
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a first draft of the new, interactive U.S. broadband map. What’s so important about the FCC broadband... Read More