Latoya Livingston

#GivingTuesday: Bringing Thanks Back into Thanksgiving Via the Web

November 26, 2014

Tweet Thanksgiving approaches, but in an age of consumerism, it seems many have forgotten that the holiday is meant to be a time spent with loved ones, and to reflect on the things for which we are most thankful. Much of the focus online has been on the increasingly early “Black Friday” store openings – […]

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Embracing the Diaspora and Impacting the World through Foreign Broadcast Investment

January 9, 2014

Tweet The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to modify its foreign broadcast ownership policy prohibiting foreign owners from having more than a 25 percent stake in American TV and radio broadcasters has been lauded by public interest groups and civil rights organizations.  This policy change will likely be a game changer for diverse broadcast station owners […]

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Top Economists Decry ‘Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement’ of the Universal Service Fund’s High Cost Fund

October 16, 2013

Tweet Over the decades, many organizations, including the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, have long touted and still believe in the benefits of the Universal Service Fund (USF) as a beacon of hope for millions of low-income and rural Americans in need of telephonic and broadband connectivity.  However, in their recently released paper titled “Unrepentant […]

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Infographic – A Case for Foreign Broadcast Ownership Rule Relaxation: A Look at Nigeria

September 3, 2013

Tweet With the increase in globalization comes many opportunities. Opportunities for the exchange of ideas, viewpoints, strategies, and most noticeably, currency. With monies easily flowing across the seas come the opportunities for overseas companies to invest in U.S. companies. From Anheuser-Busch and Citgo to Good Humor and 7-Eleven, many companies have significant foreign ownership, despite […]

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Infographic: Entrepreneurs Reveal Insights to Take a Digital Business from YouTube to Multi-Platform Success

August 12, 2013

Tweet With an ever-growing number of Americans actively engaging online, an inventive person with a dollar and a dream has the potential to create a digital empire with a few strokes of a keyboard. At this year’s MMTC Access to Capital Conference, five industry leaders sat down for a ‘no holds barred’ tutorial on how […]

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E-Rate 2.0: Commissioner Rosenworcel’s Plan to Reboot National Education

June 3, 2013

Tweet Last month, during an address at the Washington Education Technology Policy Summit, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced that she will champion the schools and library program of the FCC’s Universal Service Fund, commonly known as the E-Rate program. The E-Rate program was enacted under the Clinton administration and codified in Section 254 of the […]

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Disconnected During Terror

April 29, 2013

Tweet “I need to tell them that I’m okay!”  A phrase that was likely uttered numerous times in the midst of the recent chaos in Boston.  Thousands of people were glued to their screens mid-morning on April 15th in the wake of the news that the Boston Marathon had been bombed.  Then, even more troubling […]

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Livingston’s Lauds: The Five Most Addictive Must-Have Apps for the Perfect Smartphone

March 31, 2013

Tweet If you’re anything like me, your smartphone is the last thing you handle before you go to bed and the first thing you pick up when you wake up.  Smartphone users are becoming increasingly addicted to their devices, and your level of addiction depends greatly on the apps you have installed to make your […]

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Divergence: Which Path Will We Choose on the Road to Universal Broadband Adoption? Part II

March 4, 2013

Tweet Over the past few years, the Federal Communications Commission has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize broadband providers in an effort to encourage them to serve rural areas.  However, there is much debate regarding how best to get access to rural customers. Many have wondered whether the FCC still needs to fund rural […]

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Divergence: Which Path Will We Choose on the Road to Universal Broadband Adoption? Part I

February 24, 2013

Tweet As we delve into President Obama’s second term, the question persists: How do we get closer to universal broadband adoption?  Over the years, the Obama administration and the Federal Communications Commission have turned to government programs and public/private partnerships, such as the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), which boasts $40 billion in planned investments, […]

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