Our History

Welcome to OCTA

The Oklahoma Cable and Telecommunications Association (OCTA) is the only trade association representing the Oklahoma Cable television industry and related companies in Oklahoma. Although cable television began in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in the late 1940's, OCTA was not created until 1979. It's principle office is located in Oklahoma City, the state's capital.

OCTA was originally created as the Oklahoma Cable Television Association in 1979. The association subsequently split into two organizations in 1985 with the new association being Cable Television operators of Oklahoma (CTOO). That name was subsequently changed to Cable Telecommunications operators of Oklahoma in 1994.

The old OCTA became defunct in the early 1990's. The directors of CTOO on July 6, 2001, elected to change the name of the surviving organization, CTOO, back to the original acronym of OCTA and adopted the name Oklahoma Cable & Telecommunications Association as its official name.

The association represents over 700,000 cable households in the state. Cox Communications is the largest operator in the state, representing two-thirds of the cable subscriber households in Oklahoma.