January 2013

Federal Regulators Can Help Drive New Investment in America

January 30, 2013

Tweet As we enter a new year and embrace the promise of President Obama’s second term, our highest priority must be finding new ways to help drive economic growth, job creation and equal opportunity in America.  That is why policymakers should quickly begin the process of upgrading America’s public switched telephone network (the copper “PSTN”) […]

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MMTC Panel Offers Solutions for Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Powered by Broadband

January 28, 2013

Tweet At the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Fourth Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit last week, the organization for the first time held a panel on telemedicine – healthcare powered by broadband internet, also referred to as telehealth. The “Broadband Solutions for Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Delivery and Education in the 21st Century” panel […]

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MMTC Commemorates Social Justice Advocates, Lauds Law Fellows, Announces New Mentorship Committee, at Annual Awards Reception

January 27, 2013

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council recently held its 4th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, including its Social Justice Awards Reception.  This year, MMTC honored several social justice activists who have made strides in increasing equality in the digital landscape, followed by a recognition of its Law Fellows. Brimming with pride and unwavering […]

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Statement of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council on the Sale of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Grain Management

January 26, 2013

Tweet For Immediate Release – January 25, 2013 Today, Verizon Wireless (VZW) announced the sale of 700 MHz B block wireless spectrum licenses in the Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham Cellular Market Areas to a minority owned firm, Grain Management, in a transaction valued at $189M. Over the past nine months, MMTC, the National Urban League […]

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FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell Speaks on Communications Opportunities for All at MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Summit

January 23, 2013

Tweet Last week, Commissioner McDowell spoke on the “How to Generate Diverse Participation in the Telecom and Internet Spaces” panel during MMTC’s BBSJ Summit.  Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery. Thank you to MMTC and David Honig for having me here today.  I am delighted to be back at an MMTC event.  It […]

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MMTC Honors Leaders in the Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates at BBSJ Summit

January 20, 2013

Tweet “The cost of a single phone call from prison often exceeds the entire bill for one month of basic home [phone service],” remarked FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at MMTC’s recent Broadband and Social Justice Summit Awards Reception. During the reception, MMTC honored four luminaries with Digital Media Social Justice Awards for their remarkable efforts […]

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MMTC President David Honig Delivers State of Broadband and Social Justice Address at 2013 BBSJ Summit

January 17, 2013

Tweet MMTC Cofounder and President David Honig delivered the following remarks at the 4th Annual broadband and Social Justice Summit’s High Tech Policy Luncheon. The modern era of civil rights in the media began in 1951, two years after I was born.  It was in that year that the NAACP asked the FCC to hold […]

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Former Members of Congress Join Forces as Co-Chairs of New Telecom and Internet Policy Task Force

January 16, 2013

Tweet Throughout 2012, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) collaborated with a number of bipartisan parties to investigate whether there was a need to rewrite Congress’ current telecommunications policy. As a result of these meetings, the parties decided to move forward with advocating for telecom policy reform, thus forming a taskforce gathered to design […]

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Have YOU Registered? Just TWO Days Away – MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

January 14, 2013

Tweet Washington, DC’s Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will convene some of the nation’s most noted leaders on broadband policy, telecommunications, and social justice to discuss “Creating Economic Opportunity through Digital Equality” at its 4th Annual Broadband & Social Justice Summit. WASHINGTON, DC, 1/14/2013 – The 4th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit is […]

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A Mobile Device is Not Your Grandmother’s Telephone Anymore: It’s a Mobile Health Center

January 13, 2013

Tweet I am in Dubai, holding up a mobile device in front of a large conference of Communications Ministers and industry representatives attending ITU Telecom World 2012. I ask, “What Is This?” They shout out answers in a cacophony of dialects and accents, literally from every corner of the world. While it is still a […]

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