March 2013

Livingston’s Lauds: The Five Most Addictive Must-Have Apps for the Perfect Smartphone

March 31, 2013

Tweet If you’re anything like me, your smartphone is the last thing you handle before you go to bed and the first thing you pick up when you wake up.  Smartphone users are becoming increasingly addicted to their devices, and your level of addiction depends greatly on the apps you have installed to make your […]

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The 21st Century Woman

March 29, 2013

Tweet A woman has inspired everyone, regardless of his or her position.  Whether a mother, grandmother, or a teacher, women have made us who we are.  We should use every opportunity to thank the women in our lives for the work they do – on and off the clock – but especially in this month […]

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MMTC ENDORSES PRISON PAYPHONE RATE REFORM; COMMENDS VERIZON FOR ITS SUPPORT OF THE WRIGHT PETITION

March 25, 2013

Tweet Washington, D.C. (March 25, 2013):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) stands proudly with consumer and civil rights organizations in endorsing prison payphone rate reform. In Comments filed with the FCC today, MMTC endorsed the 2003 Wright Petition that seeks FCC action to proscribe excessive payphone rates.  MMTC President David Honig declared that […]

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Could Technology Access be a Factor in Blacks’ and Latinos’ Abilities to Successfully Participate in Online Courses?

March 24, 2013

Tweet When it comes to furthering one’s education beyond high school, online courses can be a convenient alternative to traditional face-to-face class meetings. However, a recent working paper that analyzed how 40,000 Washington State community college and technical students’ grades fared in nearly 500,000 online courses suggested that for some students, particularly African American and […]

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Got Technology?

March 24, 2013

Tweet Imagine a classroom with no computers, no internet access, or the ability for teachers to show video clips or other educational materials. Recently, the Pew Internet & American Life Project interviewed around 2,500 middle and high school teachers teaching in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands between March 7 and April […]

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MMTC CONGRATULATES FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI AND COMMISSIONER ROBERT McDOWELL ON A JOB WELL DONE

March 22, 2013

Tweet FCC Chairman and Commissioner Presided Over America’s Transition from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2013):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) congratulates FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Commissioner Robert McDowell on their extraordinary records of accomplishment.  History will regard them as among the most effective, farsighted leaders […]

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Commissioner Clyburn Speaks Out: ‘Our Core Mission Has Not Changed—Universal Voice and Advanced Services for All is Our Number One Priority’

March 18, 2013

Tweet On March 15th, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn spoke at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2013 Consumer Assembly, addressing the recent attacks on the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program. Her remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below. Thank you, Mark, for that kind introduction.  It is such a pleasure to be with you today.  For […]

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Please Join MMTC As We Celebrate Women’s History On April 10th!

March 18, 2013

Tweet Please be our guest as MMTC celebrates Women’s History! The original luncheon was scheduled for March 6th, but was preempted by the weather. We now have a new date for the luncheon: Wednesday, April 10th, from 12 noon to 2pm.  Doors open from 11:30am to 12:15pm for networking. The theme for the luncheon: FCC […]

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U.S. Senate Probes FCC Commissioners at Recent Oversight Hearing

March 17, 2013

Tweet Every year, Congress conducts oversight hearings on the Federal Communications Commission through its Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to review the way the agency is carrying out its duties. At the most recent hearing last Tuesday, all five Commissioners provided answers and recommendations on several topics, including the Commission’s proceedings on voluntary spectrum […]

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The IP Transition: Not Your Mother’s Rotary Phone

March 13, 2013

Tweet A typewriter is to a laptop as copper telecom lines are to IP enabled telecom systems.  Right now, we are in an age where we are upgrading from one outdated system to a newer, faster, sleeker one.  This IP transition, the future of the telecom world as we know it, can be boiled down […]

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