April 2014

NTIA Releases 3 Case Studies Examining Impact of Broadband Grants Program on Connecting Libraries

April 18, 2014

Tweet The following article was originally posted on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) website. “Without broadband, they can’t get jobs, and it’s as simple as that.” – Georgetown Job Center Coordinator (Delaware Department of Libraries BTOP PCC Project) In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), NTIA awarded more than […]

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Reforming the FCC’s “Designated Entity” Rules Will Promote Diversity in Spectrum Ownership

April 17, 2014

Tweet Donna Epps, Verizon’s Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, recently published the following post on Verizon’s Policy Blog: The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council recently released a white paper, “Digital Déjà Vu: A Road Map for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry,”[PDF] that calls on the FCC to reform its “designated […]

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Hispanics Building Ladders of Opportunity for Economic Development

April 11, 2014

Tweet Recently, the Washingtonian highlighted extraordinary success stories of some of the most influential Hispanic achievers of our time. Among the Latino faces featured on the cover was Andres W. Lopez. A Harvard Law graduate and trial attorney from Puerto Rico who is often described as having a “steamrolling personality,” Lopez has become one of […]

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Bridging the Gap: The Correlation between African Americans, Broadband Usage, and the Success of the Telecom Industry

April 11, 2014

Tweet The following was derived from remarks Maurita Coley delivered at the State of Black New Jersey Conference held by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey on March 28th. I commend the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey for having a “State of Black America” conference, because too often we […]

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Bipartisan Group of 29 Organizations Urge Congress to Take Action to Avert Tax Increase

April 11, 2014

Tweet On April 10th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, along with 28 other national organizations, signed on to a letter to several members of Congress expressing support for the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act.  The full letter, also available on the Internet Tax Freedom Act Coalition’s website, […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Speaks at Free State Foundation Telecom Policy Conference

April 4, 2014

Tweet This week, MMTC Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee spoke at the Free State Foundation’s Telecom Policy Conference. Joining Dr. Turner-Lee were Free State Foundation Founder and President Randolph May; former Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate; Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee David […]

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