September 2010

Report: The Internet represents 32% of daily media exposure for African-Americans

September 24, 2010
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Tweet (September 21, 2010) New information from The Media Audit’s National Report reveals that for many African American households, the Internet now plays a significant role insofar as the amount of time spent online in a typical day. According to a national study among more than 7,000 African American adults, the typical amount of time […]

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Puerto Rico: A Poster Child for Broadband and Social Justice

September 24, 2010
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Tweet This Blog is dedicated to Broadband and Social Justice. Therefore, it is fitting that this Blog reports on a struggle that MMTC has been engaged in for many years—its thus far unsuccessful attempt to narrow the digital divide in Puerto Rico by persuading the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant the citizens of Puerto […]

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Broadband vs. Dial-Up – Why EVERYONE Should Adopt

September 23, 2010
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Tweet When I think about the battle to close the digital divide, my first thought is often of a conversation I had during my travel last year to Charleston, South Carolina, to help publicize the FCC’s broadband field hearings. After I, with some difficulty, explained to a man what broadband was, he impatiently gestured to […]

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DOL Should Overturn its Support of Tech and Telecom Companies’ Refusal to Release EEO Data

September 23, 2010
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Tweet On September 17, 2010, David Honig, President and Executive Director of MMTC, filed a letter with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requesting that the Department overturn its denial of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by San Jose Mercury News. The newspaper had sought EEO data submitted to DOL by five […]

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Broadband to Improve Small Business Outlook for Latino Communities

September 13, 2010
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Tweet The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders’ (NALCAB) recent 2010 Summit on Building Wealth in American Communities keyed in on the very important issue of broadband and the critical role this technology can have in business development and management. During the event, representatives from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Small Business Administration […]

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THE STATE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN MEDIA, TELECOM AND BROADBAND – 2010

September 13, 2010
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Tweet David Honig, President and Executive Director of MMTC, delivered this address during MMTC’s annual conference in July 2010. The full text of the address can be found here. First, let me try to define what social justice means. It’s an amorphous term that means different things to different people. What it means to us […]

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Digital National Security: Why Broadband is Essential to Our Children’s Futures

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Tweet Is broadband essential to our children’s futures? The simple answer is yes. But to look at a child’s future, broadband, and national security, we need to explore a more complex response from three perspectives. First, broadband is an essential learning tool used in the government, commercial industries, schools, and homes. A child without access […]

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