April 2015

Justice for the Community, All from a Cellphone

April 30, 2015

Tweet This article originally appeared in The Washington Informer. Lock in the image, focus and hit record. Only this time it’s not for a selfie. Feiden Santana from North Charleston, South Carolina, found himself positioning his mobile phone to record the homicide of Walter Scott. In the case of Santana, his video showed an African-American […]

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MMTC, HTTP, DiverseTech, and Protect My Data File Joint Letter to Congress Urging Implementation of Chip and PIN Technology

April 30, 2015

Tweet Today, <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/?_fb_noscript=1″ /> the  Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), DiverseTech, and ProtectMyData sent a joint letter to Congress, urging legislators to push the nation’s largest credit card issuers to implement new safeguards, including chip and PIN technology, to protect consumers from credit card security breaches. […]

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MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan Speaks on the Net Neutrality Order

April 22, 2015

Tweet This month, Kim Keenan, President and CEO of The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), spoke on the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) CLE Seminar panel, “Understanding Net Neutrality and the Path Ahead,” moderated by former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell. The panel discussion focused on the recent FCC Open Internet Order’s impact on […]

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MMTC Presents Strategies for Addressing Broadband Adoption Challenges: Once and For All – April 28

April 21, 2015

Tweet UPDATE: Speaker change. Please see below for updated speakers list. Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) as we welcome The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a host of expert discussants to delve into recent data on broadband adoption, efforts to narrow the digital divide, and current obstacles and […]

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Silicon Harlem Innovation Center: It Doesn’t Just Empower Entrepreneurs – It Empowers Communities

April 15, 2015

Tweet There has been a lot of focus lately – and rightfully so – on the gaping employment disparity between whites and minorities in Silicon Valley.  There is a relative dearth of minorities focusing on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – fields in general, and this means millions of would-be innovators are locked […]

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Happy 5th Anniversary, National Broadband Plan! Progress and New Questions in the Plan’s Review.

April 15, 2015

Tweet Last month, the nation celebrated the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan, a heralded assignment by the Federal Communications Commission to develop a comprehensive blueprint for technology advancement, broadband deployment, and broadband adoption.  At a recent day-long conference hosted by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, “The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching […]

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MMTC Lauds Comcast’s Rollout of Super High-Speed Broadband without Redlining

April 14, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2015):  Comcast recently announced plans to roll out Gigabit Pro, a 2 Gbps service that will bring the fastest Internet speeds in the nation to the entire Atlanta metropolitan area, covering 1.5 million people. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) applauds this full market rollout as an example […]

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