KCTA was founded in 1970 to represent the cable industry, which began as a way to bring television to homes in remote areas that were unable to receive conventional over-the-air broadcast signals. Over the years, KCTA has provided its member companies with a single, unified voice on issues affecting the cable and telecommunications industry in Kansas. KCTA is proud of the role the cable industry has played in development of competition for video, high-speed Internet and telephone services in Kansas.

Today, KCTA also serves as an education forum, providing Kansans with information about the complicated issues affecting the communications landscape in the state. Together, the industry and consumers play an important part in advancing technology policies that increase competition, encourage investment and innovation and provide real choices for Kansas consumers.