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Register Now for MMTC’s Access to Capital Luncheon: Bridging the Wealth Gap

July 18, 2014

Tweet The racial wealth gap continues to impede our nation’s ability to remain a true leader and innovator on the world stage. The wealth ratio is 20:1 between African-Americans and whites, and 18:1 between Hispanics and whites. Join us July 29th as leaders in government and industry discuss the policies and societal issues that continue […]

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Calling All Entrepreneurs! Don’t Miss MMTC’s Investors Forum July 29th!

July 16, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its Investors Forum: “Creative Capital and the Latest Developments in Angel Investing, Venture Capital, Crowdfunding, Vendor Financing, and Audience Aggregation” on Day 2 of its 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference! Are you an entrepreneur looking for investment capital to start or expand your […]

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MMTC AND THE RAINBOW PUSH COALITION APPLAUD THE FCC’S MOVEMENT ON E-RATE REFORM

July 14, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2014): Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve reforms to the nation’s E-rate program with subsidies now going toward Wi-fi connectivity to ensure broadband access in schools. The Order also addressed the concerns around the current funding formulas for schools and libraries with Chairman Wheeler vowing to review […]

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BET CEO Debra Lee, Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, and More to Headline Awards Reception at MMTC Conference

July 10, 2014

Tweet MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference attracts some of the biggest names in media, telecom, government, business, and investing.  At this year’s Awards Reception at the close of Day 1, “Celebrating Diverse Media Superstars,” we are pleased to add some of the biggest leaders in the entertainment industry to that list! Join BET Chairman […]

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MMTC and Rainbow Push Urge FCC to End E-rate Caps that Favor Affluent Schools and Penalize Poorer Schools

July 9, 2014

Tweet On July 7th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and Rainbow PUSH Coalition filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the agency to amend its E-rate program to improve support for schools and libraries in urban and low-income areas, which is currently limited by restrictions based on square-footage and per-student funding caps. […]

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Join Reps. Conyers, Butterfield, Garcia, and More at MMTC Conference July 28-29!

July 7, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will kick off our 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem,” by bringing together six current members of Congress, two former members of Congress, and a state representative to discuss access to capital, STEM, and How Telecom Policies […]

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Don’t Miss FCC Commissioners, FTC Commissioners, and White House Representatives During the Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

July 2, 2014

Tweet On July 28th and 29th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its 12th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem.” The conference will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues […]

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MMTC Files Letter with FCC Supporting Marshall-Nexstar JSA Waiver

June 24, 2014

Tweet On June 20, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the selling of three broadcast stations from Nexstar Broadcasting Group to minority-owned Marshall Broadcasting Group. To the Commission: For the reasons set forth in comments submitted by the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB),[1] […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Discusses ‘Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide’ with ITIF

June 23, 2014

Tweet On June 17, MMTC’s Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, discussed the digital divide at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s “Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide” panel. ITIF gathered a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan’s recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan’s report, presents […]

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NABOB and MMTC Express Optimism for Minority-Owned Marshall Broadcasting Group Purchase of TV Stations from Nexstar Broadcasting

June 10, 2014

Tweet Last week, Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it is selling three Fox affiliates to minority-owned Marshall Broadcasting Group. The National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) has voiced support of the transaction, with some reservations pending FCC oversight into the deal. MMTC President David Honig echoes NABOB’s sentiments:  “This transaction could be a promising development […]

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