As part of the Center’s educational mission, The Cable Center tells the story of the cable industry and shares its legacy and contributions. The Cable Center extends its reach far beyond the walls of its Denver headquarters with online exhibits that serve as an open door to The Center’s programs, archives, exhibits and activities.
These unique historical resources are a living and enduring testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of cable's founders and also to the innovative culture the industry inspires on a daily basis. The Center's programs help current professionals excel in their roles, provide accurate information to the press, educate academics about industry accomplishments and keep the story alive for future generations.
We invite you to peruse the Barco Library’s online collection, home to the world's largest collection of printed, audio and video resources exclusively related to the cable and media industry. Learn about the Cable TV Pioneers, an exclusive group of industry veterans who have made a meaningful contribution in building the industry.
Study the history of the industry through the Three Generations Photo Gallery, Cable History Timeline, Development of DOCSIS, Cable Connects Us and Cable Today and Tomorrow Timeline online exhibits. Order "The Cable Industry – A Short History Through Three Generations” by Larry Satkowiak, which shows how the cable industry evolved from its modest CATV beginnings in 1948 to its current status as a telecommunications powerhouse. Watch our Masters Forums, which connect college students with the cable industry, and view the industry’s past through lens of the future, at our online VR Exhibit.