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Consumers Can’t Afford Obama’s Set-Top: The Hidden Costs of the President Wading into Regulatory Matters

May 6, 2016

Tweet The following op-ed is by Former FCC Bureau Chief and MMTC Board Member Deborah Lathen. The original post is available on Broadcasting and Cable. Innovation may move at the speed of light, but the agency charged with overseeing much of that innovation, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), simply does not. That hasn’t changed since 1998 […]

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NTIA’s Digital Nation Report Shows Rapid Adoption of Mobile Internet Use

October 24, 2014

Tweet NTIA released the following statement on October 16, 2014, announcing the findings in its “Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet” report. WASHINGTON – A report released today by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) found that Americans are rapidly embracing mobile Internet devices such as smart phones and […]

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David Honig – “Job Well Done”

October 8, 2014

Tweet This article by Randolph May originally appeared on the Free State Foundation blog. I just saw the press release that David Honig, the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council’s co-founder, is retiring after leading the organization as President for 28 years. Yes, you read that right: 28 years! Truth be told, it would be an […]

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NTIA Releases 3 Case Studies Examining Impact of Broadband Grants Program on Connecting Libraries

April 18, 2014

Tweet The following article was originally posted on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) website. “Without broadband, they can’t get jobs, and it’s as simple as that.” – Georgetown Job Center Coordinator (Delaware Department of Libraries BTOP PCC Project) In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), NTIA awarded more than […]

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Reforming the FCC’s “Designated Entity” Rules Will Promote Diversity in Spectrum Ownership

April 17, 2014

Tweet Donna Epps, Verizon’s Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, recently published the following post on Verizon’s Policy Blog: The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council recently released a white paper, “Digital Déjà Vu: A Road Map for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry,”[PDF] that calls on the FCC to reform its “designated […]

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Progressive Policy Institute Invites You to Special Event – ‘Enabling the Internet: A Conversation with America’s Digital Policy Pioneers’

December 2, 2013

Tweet Please join the Progressive Policy Institute on December 4th for a special event honoring America’s “digital policy pioneers” – the policy leaders who created the legal and regulatory environment that has enabled the Internet’s explosive growth over the past two decades. Featured Honorees: Larry Irving, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the […]

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition Honors Engaged and Inspiring Leaders Tonight and Tomorrow at Annual Media and Telecom Symposium

November 14, 2013

Tweet The Rainbow PUSH Coalition will commence its Annual Media and Telecom Symposium with an Opening VIP Reception tonight at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 200036.  The full day symposium will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the same location. The Opening VIP reception will honor an inaugural […]

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites You to a Technology Report Forum

November 3, 2013

Tweet Broadband and Employment: African Americans’ Use of the Internet in Job Search In the wake of the Great Recession and subsequent recovery, policymakers continue to wrestle with the challenge of delivering jobs and opportunity to low-income communities across the country. Earlier this year, a report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies […]

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Attend the Digital Diversity Network’s Cloud Gathering Conference October 3rd!

September 24, 2013

Tweet Next Thursday, October 3rd, the Digital Diversity Network is holding its 2nd annual “Cloud Gathering Conference” in New York City.  The conference, which connects attendees with a highly diverse assembly of tech experts, entrepreneurs, investors, businesses, and thought leaders from a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines, helps entrepreneurs learn the art of deal-making […]

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DRIVERS CALLED TO JOIN THE IT CAN WAIT® MOVEMENT, GET INVOLVED ON SEPTEMBER 19, DRIVE 4 PLEDGES DAY

September 13, 2013

Tweet New Resources Help People Make Their Commitment Social, Take It to the Streets Nearly 2,000 Activities Planned Coast-to-Coast DALLAS, Sep. 5, 2013 — A movement is accomplished through the voices and actions of many. That is why four national wireless service providers, spearheading the It Can Wait campaign, are urging people to share their […]

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