August 2013

FCC Takes Active Steps to Lower Inmate Calling Rates

August 26, 2013

Tweet The FCC has heeded the advice of a host of organizations that advocated for the lowering of interstate inmate call rates. Groups such as the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice and the Prison Phone Rates Collaborative, and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., have decried the exorbitant costs of inmate […]

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Maria Cardona: An Instrumental Voice in Bridging the STEM Gap

August 26, 2013

Tweet As the nation’s dynamic and second-fastest growing occupation industry, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related occupations are growing at a rate three times faster than any other. Despite this growth, women and minorities earned a shrinking share of STEM degrees, and African Americans and Latinos remain underrepresented. Maria T. Cardona is poised to […]

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Diverse Suppliers: Time Warner Cable Wants Your Business!

August 26, 2013

Tweet Are you an owner or operator of a for-profit U.S.-based minority, woman, veteran, disabled or LGBT enterprise that conducts business in the telecommunications industry? Have you considered selling your products and services to leading telecom companies to expand your business? If so, Time Warner Cable may be the partner for you. During its Aug. […]

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NAACP Honors MMTC President David Honig as Civil Rights ‘Foot Soldier’ and for Exemplary Legal Service to the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches

August 19, 2013

Tweet Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Cofounder and President David Honig is well-known as a tireless advocate for unserved and underserved communities. What is not so well-known is that his fight started in 1965, when Honig founded the Rochester, NY, youth chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at 15 years old.  He has since […]

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Delivering on the Promise of Access in an IP World: Part II

August 19, 2013

Tweet Part II of a two-part series. MMTC’s eleventh annual Access to Capital conference gave its attendees an opportunity to understand the implications of telecom market trends for consumers and entrepreneurs. The second day of the conference included the Internet Ecosystem panel, which featured a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for minorities in the […]

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Comcast’s Internet Essentials Continues to Gain Momentum, Connects More Than 220,000 Families or 900,000 Low-Income Americans to the Power of the Internet at Home

August 13, 2013

Tweet This press statement was originally posted on the Comcast Internet Essentials website. Comcast, Congresswoman Wilson, Miami Dade County Schools, and the Miami Dade League of Cities Officially Kick Off Year Three of National Program to Bridge the Digital Divide Comcast Announces Another Speed Increase, More than Tripling Download Speeds for Customers Since the Program’s […]

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Infographic: Entrepreneurs Reveal Insights to Take a Digital Business from YouTube to Multi-Platform Success

August 12, 2013

Tweet With an ever-growing number of Americans actively engaging online, an inventive person with a dollar and a dream has the potential to create a digital empire with a few strokes of a keyboard. At this year’s MMTC Access to Capital Conference, five industry leaders sat down for a ‘no holds barred’ tutorial on how […]

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Spanish-Language Network TV is Here to Stay: Univision’s Ratings Blow The Big Four Out of the Water

August 12, 2013

Tweet Univision made history in late-July when it defeated ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX as the leading network among viewers between the ages of 18 and 34 and those in the 18 to 49 age range. The undisputed leader in Spanish-language programming steadily climbed its way to the top of the ratings chart as it […]

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Delivering on the Promise of Access in an IP World

August 12, 2013

Tweet Part I of a two-part series. MMTC’s eleventh annual Access to Capital conference gave its attendees an opportunity to understand the implications of telecom market trends for consumers and entrepreneurs. The second day of the conference included the panel “A Policy Framework for the Emerging Internet Ecosystem: Opportunities and Barriers for Minorities,” which featured […]

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MMTC NAMES DR. NICOL TURNER-LEE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OF ITS NEW RESEARCH AND POLICY INITIATIVE

August 8, 2013

Tweet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2013): The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) has named Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee as Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer.  Dr. Turner-Lee will launch a new research and policy arm aimed at advancing national leadership on telecommunications issues, and will direct MMTC’s 65-member bipartisan […]

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