March 2016

MMTC, 13 Civil Rights Organizations, Urge FCC Not to Institute Mandatory Co-pays to Lifeline Program

March 24, 2016

Tweet On March 24, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 13 national civil rights organizations, filed a letter with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, advocating against the Commission’s proposed institution of mandatory Lifeline co-pays. The full letter is below. Dear Chairman Wheeler: In 2060, people of color are […]

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MMTC Releases White Paper on Lifeline Reform and the Need to Reform Administrative Cost Inefficiencies for the Benefit of Consumers

March 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (March 24, 2016): The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has released a White Paper titled, “A Lifeline to High-Speed Internet Access: An Economic Analysis of Administration Costs and the Impact on Consumers.” The White Paper focuses on the reform of the Lifeline program’s administrative structure to shift responsibilities for eligibility […]

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MMTC Joins National Urban League and 8 Other Civil Rights Orgs in Urging FCC to Pause Set Top Box Proceedings

March 21, 2016

Tweet Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) joined nine other leading civil rights and telecommunications organizations in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the Commission to “pause” its “Unlock the Box” proceedings to conduct a disparity study and properly assess whether the proposal is different from a […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Repeal the Main Studio Rule

March 21, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (March 21, 2016): Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling for the elimination of the FCC’s Main Studio Rule because it operates as a market entry barrier inhibiting minority ownership. MMTC holds that the Main Studio Rule – that all full-power […]

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MMTC Media and Telecom Brokers Offers DTV Incentive Auction Participants a Road to Tax Savings

March 21, 2016

Tweet Next week, the Federal Communications Commission is holding its DTV incentive auction repurpose the nation’s spectrum. While most broadcasters are likely aware of this, few may realize that, whether large or small, they can benefit from auction-related tax savings.  MMTC Media and Telecom Brokers can help design tax strategies that can include opportunities for […]

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MMTC Incubates New Minority Radio Owners

March 17, 2016

Tweet The following article originally appeared in Radio World. Over the course of several decades, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s transactional arm, MMTC Media & Telecom Brokers, has worked to ensure that diverse voices and entrepreneurs are included in the nation’s rapidly evolving and intensely influential communications industries. MMTC, founded in 1986, and […]

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Entrepreneurs Steven C. Roberts and Rodney S. Sampson Join MMTC Board of Directors

March 17, 2016

Tweet Roberts to Join FCC OCBO’s Roundtable Discussion on Diversity and Government Advertising; Sampson Leads Multicultural Delegation to SXSW Interactive Washington, DC (March 17, 2016): The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has welcomed two new members to its board of directors: Steven C. Roberts, Founder and President of The Roberts Companies, and Rodney […]

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Court Issues Partial Stay on FCC Ruling to Cap Predatory Inmate Calling Rates; Rates Are ‘Tax on Pain’ of Incarcerated and Families

March 10, 2016

Tweet A PDF of MMTC’s press statement is available here. Washington, DC (March 10, 2016): The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a partial stay that prevents the Federal Communications Commission’s inmate calling caps from going into effect.  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is concerned that […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth in STEM Industries

March 8, 2016

Tweet At Dialogue on Diversity’s recent Internet Data Privacy Colloquium, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson delivered a presentation on diversity in STEM education and employment, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth in STEM Industries.” Her full presentation is below, and a PDF is available here. Issue Under Review: STEM Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable […]

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