October 2015

MMTC Petitions FCC to Reconsider Competitive Bidding Rules

October 28, 2015

Tweet This article by Kristal High originally appeared on Politic365. Spectrum, the radio waves we rely on to fuel interactions over our smartphones, tablets, wifi-enabled devices, and other wireless products, is a scare, valuable, and incredibly expensive asset.  Over the past decade as the demand for mobile products and services has increased, so too has the […]

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MMTC Commends FCC for Voting to Revitalize AM Radio

October 27, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2015): Following a lengthy rulemaking proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission has taken several dramatic steps to revitalize AM radio.  The FCC’s announcement is a tremendous step forward in promoting diverse broadcast ownership, an issue that the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council – along with dozens of other national organizations […]

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MMTC Congratulates FCC on Votes to Adopt Rate Caps on Inmate Calling Services and to Relax the Foreign Broadcast Ownership Review Process

October 22, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2015):  Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rate caps for all local and long distance calls from correctional facilities, eliminate and cap an endless array of fees, and ensure that every call made from prison or a jail is delivered with reasonable, just, and fair rates to the […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Implement Incentives that Foster Minority Participation in Secondary Market Transactions

October 20, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) recently filed a petition for reconsideration with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the Commission to address market entry barriers to minority ownership of commercial wireless spectrum through incentives for secondary market transactions.  Dr. Coleman Bazelon, an economist with two decades of […]

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MMTC and 22 Other National Orgs Urge FCC to Reform Inmate Calling Services

October 15, 2015

Tweet Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council, along with 22 other national civil rights and social justice organizations, filed a letter with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Urging the Commission to institute comprehensive reforms to inmate calling services. The full text of the letter is below. October 14, 2015 Hon. Tom Wheeler […]

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Voices Strong Support for AM Radio Revitalization

October 2, 2015

Tweet The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, National Association of Broadcasters, and 50 minority and women CEOs representing over 140 AM radio stations across the nation, have been vocal proponents of concrete action from the Federal Communications Commission to revitalize AM radio and promote diverse broadcast ownership.  This […]

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MMTC, NABOB, NAB Urge FCC to Revitalize AM Radio and Minority Broadcast Ownership through FM Translator Waivers

October 1, 2015

Tweet On October 1, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) filed a joint letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the Commission to take steps to revitalize AM radio, which has had dangerously low levels of minority ownership since the FCC […]

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