May 2015

FCC’s Proposal to Modernize Lifeline Program is a Step Forward in Closing the Digital Divide

May 28, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 28, 2015): The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) applauds today’s actions by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler to “restructure and modernize” the Lifeline program to support broadband access for low-income Americans. Chairman Wheeler’s proposed program changes would increase efficiencies and “establish minimum service standards for both voice […]

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MMTC on Resignation of Advisory Board Member Alex Nogales

May 20, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2015): Alex Nogales’s resignation from MMTC’s 30-member advisory board resulted from his disagreement with an article by an external author posted on our blog. The post was made without going through MMTC’s usual approval process, and upon being apprised of the post, our CEO immediately recognized that the post was inherently offensive, […]

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Dialogue on Diversity Holding Health Care Symposium and Tech Fair May 20th!

May 19, 2015

Tweet On May 20th, join Dialogue on Diversity for its annual Health Care Symposium and Fair, “A Last Generation’s Dreams – XXI Century Reality.” The Symposium will hold a number of panels on telehealth issues such as barriers of language and class and the resulting inequality of access; patient privacy concerns over aspects of the […]

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36 Diverse National Organizations Call for Modernization of Lifeline Universal Service Program

May 15, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2015):  This week, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) and 35 partner organizations from national civil rights, consumer and cultural organizations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of consumers across America.  The letter’s 36 signators represent diverse and strong support among advocates for immediate […]

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MMTC and 35 Other Organizations File Ex Parte Letter with the FCC Calling for Lifeline Reform

May 12, 2015

Tweet On May 11, MMTC and 35 other national civil rights organizations, including the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), NAACP, National Urban League, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), filed an ex parte letter urging the FCC to take action to modernize the Lifeline Universal Service Program. […]

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Let’s Move Swiftly to Permanently Eliminate Wireless Taxes and Bridge the Digital Divide

May 7, 2015

Tweet Last December, Congress supported a moratorium on Internet access taxes by extending the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), a ban on state and local taxation of the Internet that would inflate the cost of access.  Unfortunately, this is only a temporary fix as the legislation is set to expire this October. The original moratorium […]

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Register Now for SNL Kagan’s 32nd Annual TV and Radio Finance Summit – Early Bird Rates through May 8th!

May 4, 2015

Tweet Register by Friday, May 8th, to lock in your $100 discount! Join a stellar lineup of broadcast owners, investors, strategic advisors and professionals from across the industry for SNL Kagan’s 32nd Annual TV and Radio Finance Summit! From the latest on the incentive auctions and retrans to valuation trends and opportunities for growth, we’ll […]

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