January 2011

Use the Web to Get Back on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

January 30, 2011

Tweet The New Year is well under way, and it’s time for a little accountability. How are you faring on your resolutions? Thought so. Two or three weeks of trying something new and the old ways start to creep back and take hold. We’ve all been there. The good news is that those of you […]

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2011: The Year of Broadband Adoption through the National Broadband Plan

January 27, 2011

Tweet It was March 16, 2010, and the communications industry was abuzz with anticipation because the National Broadband Plan had just been released. That anticipation was somewhat tempered by the fact that of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds that were provided for, none was earmarked for minority businesses. The Year of Adoption If […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee on the 2010 Elections: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

January 25, 2011

Tweet On day two of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee left us with some insightful words on minorities, digital literacy, and the 2010 election. Her remarks are below. Today, the Internet has become the new platform for freedom of speech, and for the expression of civic […]

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BBSJ Summit Panel of Experts Speaks on the Road Map to Universal Access, Adoption, and Affordability

January 23, 2011

Tweet Leaders from all areas of the communications industry came together at the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit on Thursday and Friday to discuss how the industry can move toward achieving nationwide broadband service. It’s no secret that there’s a digital divide in this nation, a gulf between the haves […]

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The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 2nd Annual Broadband & Social Justice Summit – Day 1

January 20, 2011

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s second-annual Broadband & Social Justice Summit is officially underway. The first day of the Summit has brought together leaders from the public and private sectors, including entrepreneurs, bloggers, and members of the civil rights community, to have an open discussion about the digital divide and brainstorm solutions to […]

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Smart Grid, Smart Nation

January 18, 2011

Tweet The current state of America’s electric grid can be summarized in one word: antiquated. Most people agree that the inability of this infrastructure to keep pace with increasing demand for energy is cause for serious concern. The unreliability inherent in this outdated system costs consumers hundreds of millions of dollars per year and has […]

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The YouTube Revolution: From the Trivial to the Tunisia Uprising

January 16, 2011

Tweet Looking back at where broadband and the Internet have taken us in just a few short years, you understand how hard it is to predict what lies ahead. Where the Web is headed, and what it means to our nation, our culture, our economy, and our world, is anyone’s guess. That’s because the Internet, […]

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Congressmen Cliff Stearns and Bobby Rush, Four FCC Commissioners, White House Advisor Phil Weiser, Broadband Advocate Blair Levin, and Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at the 2nd Annual Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit #BBSJ2011

January 13, 2011

Tweet Washington, DC’s premier Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will convene the nation’s most noted leaders and policymakers in broadband policy and adoption, telecommunications, and social justice to “Bridge The Digital Divide” at its Second Annual Broadband & Social Justice Summit. WASHINGTON, DC, 1/13/11 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) created the […]

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Partnerships Are Key to Bolstering Broadband Adoption

January 11, 2011

Tweet The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken broad steps in closing the digital divide and bringing broadband access to all, especially in its National Broadband Plan. But one oft-overlooked method to increase adoption is through partnerships between non-profits, public entities, the government, and even big businesses. At the end of November last year, Mobile […]

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Big voice, big heart, and a big life change: How broadband took Ted Williams from the side of the road to the NBC studios

January 9, 2011

Tweet Reporters are curious, by nature and by profession. And it was curiosity that led one reporter in Columbus, Ohio, to ask a homeless man what his sign — “God given gift of a voice”— was all about. He pulled over, turned on his video camera (even print reporters carry these nowadays, to feed their […]

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