June 2013

Radio & Television Business Report Interview: Seven Questions with David Honig

June 30, 2013

Tweet The following article originally appeared in RBR. Personal information Current company: Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Position: President Location: Washington, DC Place of Birth: Cambridge, MA Date of Birth: 12/6/49. Do the math – I’m 63, so I’ve got about two more years of full-tilt civil rights advocacy before the FCC left in me. […]

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Continue Lifeline Reform!

June 30, 2013

Tweet As a former FCC Commissioner – and a strong supporter of a healthy Lifeline program – I was pleased to see the comments that FSF President Randolph May’s recently filed in support of TracFone’s request that the FCC revise its rules regarding the in-person distribution of handsets. There are providers (Nexus and others) who […]

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Former Congressmen Ed Towns and Cliff Stearns to Speak at MMTC Conference – 10 Days Away!

June 28, 2013

Tweet Speaker Highlight: Former Congressmen Ed Towns and Cliff Stearns to Speak at Congressional & Legislative Luncheon During MMTC’s Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council is proud to announce that former U.S. Representatives Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) will speak during the Congressional & Legislative Luncheon […]

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MMTC Conference Registrants Receive Discounted Rates at Host Hotel – Book by June 28!

June 25, 2013

Tweet Dear Colleagues, We look forward to seeing you July 9th and 10th at our 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, Maximizing Innovation, Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship in a Digital Economy!For our friends who will be joining us from out of town, we have secured a discounted rate with our host hotel, the […]

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New Diverse Taskforce Aims to Promote Safe, Healthy Online Environment for Students

June 24, 2013

Tweet Do students need Internet access at school, and are they responsible enough and prepared to use it there? If you ask Red State Contributor Neil Stevens, the answer you will get is “no,” because “[t]he Internet is for adults, and no kid should ever have Internet access without parental supervision. It’s a wild and […]

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Wheeler: Incentive Auctions Are ‘Monumental Undertaking,’ But Solutions Achievable

June 24, 2013

Tweet At his Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing last Tuesday, Tom Wheeler, the President’s choice to be the next FCC Chairman, showed a reassuring grasp of consumers’ need for more spectrum to fuel the amazing benefits of mobile broadband technologies. Specifically, Wheeler seems to understand the FCC’s vital role in an upcoming spectrum incentive auction […]

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Obama Works with FCC to Provide Faster Internet in Schools

June 24, 2013

Tweet President Obama wants to reshape the classroom. During a speech at a high-tech middle school in Mooresville, North Carolina, Obama presented his new ConnectEd initiative that would provide broadband and wireless access to 99 percent of U.S. public schools. “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why can’t we expect […]

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MMTC to Confer Special Awards to Akin Gump, Davis Wright Tremaine, and Former FCC Commissioners at July Conference – Less Than Three Weeks Away!

June 23, 2013

Tweet Please join us for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, July 9th and 10th. Every year, MMTC confers several awards upon noteworthy individuals, firms, and organizations. Our Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award goes to a law or engineering firm that has provided extraordinary service to […]

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Blogging While Brown to Hold Its 6th Annual Conference This Weekend in New York City; Offers Discounted Registration for MMTC Members

June 17, 2013

Tweet Black bloggers from around the country will gather in New York City this Friday for the 6th Annual Blogging While Brown (BWB) Conference, June 21st and 22nd, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. The conference brings Black social media experts, speakers, and independent content creators together to […]

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LEAD Commission Releases Five-Point Blueprint to Expand Digital Learning in K-12 Education

June 16, 2013

Tweet The bipartisan LEAD Commission recently released a five-point blueprint recommending a national initiative to expand digital learning in K-12 education.  LEAD collaborated with the Department of Education, Federal Communications Commission, and more than 300 thought leaders to create a blueprint for digital learning growth in America. LEAD’s press release on the issue is below. […]

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