October 2011

A Lifeline Across the Digital Divide

October 12, 2011

Tweet We all want and need wireless services to navigate today’s fast paced digital society regardless of our economic status. Last week was National Lifeline Awareness Week celebrating our nation’s twenty-five year commitment to ensure low income Americans have access to the communications system that connects our entire country, and increasingly the entire world. In […]

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FCC Announces New Members of Advisory Committee on Diversity

October 9, 2011

Tweet The FCC recently revealed the members of its re-chartered Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. The announcement follows FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell‘s comments at MMTC’s Annual Access to Capital and Telecommunications Policy Conference this past July, where he referenced plans for reconstitution of the Committee. According to the FCC, the […]

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Clear Channel Supports MMTC with Radio Station Donations

October 6, 2011

Tweet MMTC Secures Ownership and Training Opportunities for Minorities and Women The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) announces the completion of deals for the six radio stations donated to MMTC by Clear Channel in 2010. All of these buyers are either minority or women owner/operators or they are non-minority buyers who have committed funding […]

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The Universal Service Fund: A Tug of War over Reform and What It Means for Us Today

October 4, 2011

Tweet This article is the first in a series on USF Reform. It will discuss the ideas and problems addressed during MMTC’s September policy meeting. Part I – What is the Universal Service Fund? Disclaimer: As of the publication of this article, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has not made a formal stance on […]

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October 2, 2011

Tweet During the Congressional Black Caucus’s Annual Legislative Conference last month, Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) convened a panel of experts to discuss the unifying factor between President Obama’s successful campaign, Egypt’s revolution, and the mass protest of Troy Davis’s execution – civic engagement through social media. Experts included Jeff Johnson, an MSNBC Contributor; Wayne Bennett […]

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