November 2011

Congress Steps in to Stop Cell Phone Tax Increases that Hurt Minorities and the Poor

November 7, 2011

Tweet Cell phone use is becoming increasingly ubiquitous across the nation, but regressive taxes on service plans are rendering it difficult for the poor to afford them. Fortunately, there has been much dialogue – and legislation – on this issue as of late. At a recent open forum of the MMTC policy committee, Kim Keenan, […]

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MMTC ENDORSES WIRELESS TAX MORATORIUM

November 4, 2011

Tweet The following press statement was released by MMTC on November 3, 2011. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) encourages Congress to enact a five-year moratorium on new state and local taxes on wireless services, devices and broadband access. This week, on a voice vote, the House approved the Wireless Fairness Act (H.R. 1002), […]

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NCL: Don’t Let Privacy Concerns Hinder Monitoring of Children’s Online Behavior

November 4, 2011

Tweet The National Consumer League (NCL) yesterday unveiled some tips for parents who want to improve how they monitor their children’s social media activities. “Many parents are aware that there is plenty of adult content out there that they don’t want their children to get their hands on. What they may not know is that […]

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More Broadband, Less Bureaucracy

November 2, 2011

Tweet City governments nationwide are discovering ways to make their operations work faster by applying broadband technology to city operations and services. Cities that use broadband effectively also enjoy cost savings and enhanced relationships with the citizens they serve. High-speed Internet, once viewed as a luxury, is proving to be a wise investment for municipal […]

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