May 2013

Registration is Now Open for MMTC’s 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference!

May 29, 2013

Tweet Dear Colleagues, Please join us for our 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference: “Maximizing Innovation, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship in a Digital Economy” July 9th and 10th at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel, Washington, DC. Register Now: You are just one click away from an all-access pass to the best minds […]

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Save the Date: MMTC’s Eleventh Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference is July 9th and 10th!

May 27, 2013

Tweet On July 9th and 10th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will convene some of the nation’s most visionary leaders on telecom policy and entrepreneurship to discuss “Maximizing Innovation, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship in a Digital Economy” at its 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference. What:  Join MMTC, along with over […]

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Smartphone Usage: At What Point is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts?

May 26, 2013

Tweet As the nation continues to work toward closing the digital divide, many have lauded mobile broadband as a valuable tool in connecting the underserved.  However, some have raised questions as to whether mobile is ‘too good to be true.’ While smartphones have made a splash in the consumer marketplace and provide applications to simplify […]

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MMTC Letter Urges FCC to Collect Data on Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses to Determine Competition in the Mobile Industry

May 25, 2013

Tweet Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C.  20554 Dear Chairwoman Clyburn: RE:      MWBE Participation Data, WT Docket No. 13-135 The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (“MMTC”) respectfully submits this follow up letter[1] to urge the Commission to issue a Supplement to the Public Notice seeking comment on the Seventeenth […]

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The Politics of Abundance: Improving the Economy through Technology

May 20, 2013

Tweet Part II of a two-part series. Technology today is evolving at breakneck speed, and the government must keep up to ensure we take these opportunities to improve the economy, environment, and rebuild America’s knowledge and power infrastructure.  Reed Hundt and Blair Levin address problems and solutions in The Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can […]

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MMTC Letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Urges Commission Not to Freeze Lifeline Program

May 16, 2013

Tweet May 15, 2013 Hon. Julius Genachowski Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 Dear Chairman Genachowski: We understand that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) sent you a letter dated May 6, 2013 asking the Commission to conclusively state whether the two brothers allegedly responsible for the […]

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Why ‘A La Carte’ Video Would Eviscerate Diversity and Minority Participation in Cable

May 14, 2013

Tweet Today the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the future of video service in America, taking into consideration how the marketplace has continued to evolve given the myriad choices in programming channels and in delivery mechanisms – including the explosion in online video. At the hearing, Senator John McCain reintroduced the discredited idea […]

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MMTC COMMENDS FCC FOR ITS FIRST STEP ON IP TRANSITION RESEARCH; ENCOURAGES AGENCY TO MOVE RAPIDLY TOWARD BETA TESTS

May 13, 2013

Tweet Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2013):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is pleased that the FCC has begun its research on the IP transition. The FCC’s approach addresses four key areas related to the IP transition: VOIP Interconnection, TDM to fiber, wireline to wireless, and next-generation 911, and asks whether additional trials are […]

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The Politics of Abundance: Improving the Economy through Technology

May 13, 2013

Tweet Part I of a two-part series. As our nation slowly recovers from the recent recession, policymakers are devising ways to improve the job market and restore consumer and corporate confidence to generate spending that will improve the economy. In The Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can Fix the Budget, Revive the American Dream, and […]

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Name It. Change It. Study Finds Media Coverage on Women Politicians’ Appearance Negatively Impacts Their Candidacy

May 12, 2013

Tweet Remarks on Hillary Clinton’s new “glamorous” haircut may cost her the presidency race in 2016, if she decides to run. A recent study shows that when it comes to women in politics, compliments may hurt more than help. Name It. Change It. has found that women running for office find themselves in trouble when […]

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