September 2012

FCC Seeks Comments on Designated Entities Role in the Upcoming Spectrum Incentive Auctions

September 30, 2012

Tweet The FCC took a major step forward last Friday when it officially launched its spectrum auction process by announcing the upcoming release of the Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).  The NPRM, likely to be released in the next few days, will address a […]

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MMTC Commends Commissioner Clyburn for Her Support of Diversity in Incentive Auctions

September 28, 2012

Tweet For Immediate Release – WASHINGTON, DC, 9/28/2012 – Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn delivered remarks today expressing her enthusiasm for diversity in incentive auctions.  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is deeply appreciative of Commissioner Clyburn’s support on this critical issue.  In her remarks today, the Commissioner stated: “I was pleased to see […]

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Internet Transformation Will Secure U.S. Leadership

September 28, 2012

Tweet There has been some very good news lately about U.S. leadership in communications technologies.  Recently, news broke that the U.S. is now leading the world in deploying the next generation of broadband networks, after years of lagging behind.  And earlier this week, FCC Chairman Genachowski delivered a speech in which he identified a key […]

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Living in a Modern World with Less Than Modern Regulations

September 27, 2012

Tweet In the current economic climate, it is vital that we seek out ways to keep and create jobs locally.  As consumers and businesses continue to grow more reliant on broadband and wireless technologies, updating today’s outdated laws becomes even more vital. Current laws were put in place in a different era where Americans were […]

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MMTC Commends The FCC For Acting Promptly On Incentive Auctions; Underscores The Need For Minority Ownership And Consumer Access To Spectrum; Asks The FCC To Act Rapidly And Conclude The Auctions By December 2013

September 27, 2012

Tweet For Immediate Release – WASHINGTON, DC, 9/27/2012 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends the Federal   Communications Commission (FCC) for moving quickly to open a rulemaking proceeding on incentive auctions. At tomorrow morning’s FCC open meeting, the Commission will invite public comment on auction procedures, including how to structure ownership opportunities for […]

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Congresswoman Johnson’s STEM Brain Trust Encourages Students to Strive for STEM Jobs

September 24, 2012

Tweet As we enter the Digital Age, the need to fill the millions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs will be vital.  Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that this will be an important feat for the entire nation, the need for more racial diversity in the STEM fields is an […]

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CBC Conference Focuses on the Importance of High-Tech Engagement

September 23, 2012

Tweet Events held at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference emphasized the need to engage more African Americans in the nation’s digital economy and encourage them to use technology for self-advancement. “I believe that technology is one of the most dynamic tools for empowering individuals in society. Our economy and society […]

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MMTC Commends FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai On His Support For Access To Capital

September 19, 2012

Tweet For Immediate Release – WASHINGTON, DC, 9/19/2012 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) commends and supports FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai for his endorsement of foreign ownership reform – a leading step that would help minority broadcasters secure access to capital and to new markets. Commissioner Pai announced his support today at the […]

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Federal Sources of Capital and Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: Small Business Development

September 17, 2012

Tweet During MMTC’s recent Access to Capital conference, the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Program Director David Hinson addressed export enhancement through small business development.  Hinson began his presentation by stating, “The MBDA is about creating jobs.” According to Hinson, the MBDA’s record with minority firms amounts to over $12 billion in contracts and […]

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NAMIC Celebrates Diversity in the Communications Industry in New York City

September 16, 2012

Tweet The first day of the 26th Annual National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) convention greeted its attendees with a vibrant and lively atmosphere filled with upbeat songs and even more energetic participants.  More akin to an awards show than a traditional conference, NAMIC offered a much appreciated break from the norm on an […]

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