December 2014

Support Next-Generation MMTC through Year-End Giving!

December 31, 2014

Tweet The entire image below links to MMTC’s support page. For a PDF with individual hyperlinks, click here. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is […]

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Getting to Equal in Silicon Valley

December 31, 2014

Tweet This September, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) urged that the Federal Communications Commission assign its Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age (Diversity Committee) the task of investigating the causes behind troubling employment patterns and practices in high tech sector firms.  As high tech firms reveal dismal track records of diversity […]

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Don’t Miss the FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast at MMTC’s BBSJ Summit January 21-22!

December 29, 2014

Tweet *The entire image below links to MMTC’s conference website. For a PDF with individual hyperlinks, click here. Scroll down to view our full Summit agenda. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband […]

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What’s Next for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?

December 19, 2014

Tweet Just before Congress adjourned for winter recess, the House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that also included an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), which prohibits states from imposing taxes on Internet access. The ITFA had been previously given a temporary extension to December 11, 2014, but last week it was […]

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Honig Passes Baton to Keenan at MMTC’s Welcome Reception

December 19, 2014

Tweet On December 10, 2014, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council celebrated the retirement of esteemed Co-Founder and President Emeritus David Honig and welcomed new President/CEO Kim Keenan with a “Passing the Baton” Reception held at Squire Patton Boggs.  The reception drew over 160 guests, who helped MMTC celebrate its new leadership and honor its […]

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MMTC SUPPORTS FCC’S NEXT STEPS IN MODERNIZING AMERICAN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

December 12, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds yesterday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take another step forward in the modernization of its E-Rate program. The approved Order will close the connectivity gap that exists in schools and libraries by increasing funding to purchase broadband connections […]

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Net Equality Needed as Much as Net Neutrality

December 10, 2014

Tweet The following article by MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan originally appeared on BlackPressUSA. The future of the Internet is a hot topic these days. The key issue is what is the right approach to regulate the Internet, where applications are developed, music is shared and people are constantly communicating with one another in […]

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Registration is Now Open for MMTC’s 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit: Our Future in Pursuit of Multicultural Digital Equality

December 10, 2014

Tweet On Wednesday, January 21st, and Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities during its 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit. BBSJ 2015 will address […]

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Making Good on the Promise of Independent Minority Ownership of Television Stations

December 9, 2014

Tweet This article, which highlights MMTC Media and Telecom Brokers’ role in the sale of full-power television stations to minorities, originally appeared on the Official FCC Blog. Increasing minority ownership of television broadcast stations has been an often-stated, but elusive goal.  While there is widespread agreement on the need for progress, there has been very little […]

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Asian American Civil Rights Group Calls on Retailers to Pull Ad Targeting Alibaba

December 8, 2014

Tweet Advocacy campaign feeds into anti-immigrant and anti-foreign sentiments WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best Buy, have produced an ad warning that Alibaba, a Chinese company similar to Amazon and eBay, threatens small American businesses. Though Amazon and eBay are these retailers’ real competitors, […]

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