November 2013

Wheeler, Kennard, and Current and Former FCC Leaders to Headline MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit – January 15th and 16th!

November 28, 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 “Bridging the Gap: Infrastructure, Education, & Equity in the Digital Economy” at our 5th Annual Broadband & Social Justice Summit, January 15th and 16th, in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON, […]

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BBSJ Holiday Edition: Gig.U Gives a Gift that Gives Back

November 27, 2013

Tweet The countdown is on.  While the ovens heat up and the turkeys start to brown, retailers prepare for one of the biggest promotional events of the year.  Extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals rake in the revenue for online and brick-and-mortar stores.  Instead of joining the rest of the salmon swimming upstream, consider […]

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The Convenience of the Connected Car: An Emerging Enterprise

November 27, 2013

Tweet Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the 2013 Radio Show Exhibitors rolled out the connected cars, dashboards chock full of touchscreens and hand buttons to make the driver, well, more connected. In the race to have more mobility, be better informed, and accomplish more in the same amount of time, consumers […]

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Rainbow PUSH’s Broadband Everything Panel Highlights Internet Impact on Seniors, STEM Education, and Economic Opportunities: Part II

November 27, 2013

Tweet Part II of a two-part series. On November 15th, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition held its annual Public Policy, Media & Telecom Symposium, featuring an informative “Tele-everything” panel on the broad implications of broadband technology in the energy, education, and health sectors.  The panel focused on the main benefits and barriers to broadband adoption, as […]

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MMTC REPORT CALLS FOR TELECOM POLICYMAKERS TO MAKE BROADBAND ADOPTION THEIR TOP PRIORITY

November 21, 2013

Tweet WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2013) – A report released today by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) maintains that current public policy debates on Internet regulation, particularly net neutrality, have diverted attention from the broadband adoption crisis affecting people of color.  The report is co-authored by David Honig, president of MMTC, and Dr. […]

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Rainbow PUSH’s Broadband Everything Panel Highlights Internet Impact on Seniors, STEM Education, and Economic Opportunities: Part I

November 20, 2013

Tweet Part I of a two-part series. Last week, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition held its annual Public Policy, Media, and Telecom Symposium. This year’s event, “The Future of Media: Policies, People and Players,” included panels on media portrayals of people of color, digital technology in the classroom, voting, and financial literacy. The second day of […]

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The FCC’s Open Agenda: Connecting 100 Percent of Rural Long-Distance Calls

November 20, 2013

Tweet On October 28, the Federal Communications Commission declared its support of quality rural long-distance call completion. In the words of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, every American should have access to reliable communications. The Commissioners considered a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require service providers to submit rural call completion […]

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Broadband Access Gap Creates A Greater Divide Between Minorities and Healthcare.gov

November 14, 2013

Tweet In the past few weeks, the attention of the American people has been trained on Healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance enrollment website, which is experiencing a number of technical problems. The website glitches do present a barrier to the uninsured and underinsured who are making efforts to participate at this point in the enrollment […]

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The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Presents: The Fifth Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit – Save the Date for January 15th and 16th, 2014! Registration Opens Soon!

November 14, 2013

Tweet MMTC’s 2014 Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Bridging the Gap:  Infrastructure, Education, and Equity in the Digital Economy,” convenes media and telecom industry experts and insiders to highlight the biggest issues affecting MWBEs and underserved communities. This year’s Summit highlights how Internet adoption is the great equalizer – it creates jobs and entrepreneurship, promotes […]

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition Honors Engaged and Inspiring Leaders Tonight and Tomorrow at Annual Media and Telecom Symposium

November 14, 2013

Tweet The Rainbow PUSH Coalition will commence its Annual Media and Telecom Symposium with an Opening VIP Reception tonight at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 200036.  The full day symposium will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the same location. The Opening VIP reception will honor an inaugural […]

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