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Statement of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council in Response to the Decision of the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC

May 25, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 25, 2016):  Today, the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project v. Federal Communications Commission castigated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its failure to act on the definition of “small disadvantaged business enterprises” (SDBs) that would be eligible to benefit from FCC diversity initiatives.  The […]

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MMTC and Nine Other Civil Rights Organizations Stress Negative Impact of FCC’s Set-Top Box Proceeding; Urge Commission to Conduct Evidentiary Studies

May 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 24, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has filed reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Set-Top Box Proceeding, stressing its concern and highlighting alarm raised by many on the impact of the proposal put forth in the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and citing tremendous […]

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MMTC Releases Zero-Rating White Paper: ‘The Use and Impact of Free Data in the Mobile Broadband Sector’

May 9, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 9, 2016): Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) released a white paper on zero-rating, the practice by mobile carriers of offering data access to some websites and content at no charge to customer data plans. The paper, titled Understanding and Appreciating Zero-Rating: The Use and Impact of Free […]

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MMTC and Nine Other Civil Rights Organizations Urge FCC to Pause Set-Top Box Proceeding, Conduct Evidentiary Studies

April 26, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 26, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Set-Top Box Proceeding, urging the Commission to reconsider its proposal due to the adverse unintended consequences for diverse and independent programmers.  Nine other national civil rights organizations (the MMTC Coalition) joined MMTC […]

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MMTC Lauds Comcast’s New Cable Service Offer that Eliminates the Set-Top Box

April 20, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 20, 2016):  Today, Comcast announced its new Xfinity TV Partner Program that will allow consumers to access their Comcast cable service without a traditional set-top box thanks to new partnerships with Samsung and Roku to include Comcast Xfinity apps on their devices.  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) lauds […]

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Nine National Civil Rights and Media Orgs Urge Political Candidates to Engage Minority-Owned Media in Political Advertising

April 18, 2016

Tweet On April 18, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 8 national civil rights and minority media organizations, wrote the following letter to the 2016 presidential candidates; the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian National Committees; and the top SuperPACs representing each candidate. The letter urges the candidates, parties, and PACs to […]

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MMTC Letter to House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Leaders Expressing Concern on CURB Lifeline Act

April 13, 2016

Tweet April 13, 2016   The Honorable Greg Walden 2186 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Anna Eshoo 241 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Walden and Congresswoman Eshoo: The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (“MMTC”) respectfully submits this letter to express our concern about the proposals included […]

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MMTC AND LULAC TO FCC: WE NEED ACTION TO ENSURE MULTILINGUAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

April 4, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2016):  After nearly eleven years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on March 31, issued its Multilingual Emergency Alert System (EAS) Order (“EAS Order”) essentially rejecting the “Katrina Petition” filed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by the Multicultural Media, Telecommunications, and Internet Council (MMTC), the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, and the […]

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FCC Announces Planned Expansion to Add Broadband to Lifeline Program; MMTC Suggests Lifeline Administrative Reform to Address Cost Inefficiencies for Benefit of Consumers

April 1, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 1, 2016): The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its plans to modernize the Lifeline program subsidy for wireline and wireless service for low-income consumers; the Commission will begin offering broadband support this year and phase in a mobile broadband minimum service standard over the next five years. The Multicultural Media, […]

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MMTC Members: Discount Registration to Next Week’s BESLA Conference in NYC!

April 1, 2016

Tweet Special Discount! BESLA offering MMTC members discounted registration at $185 rate for professionals and $85 for law students. Email MMTC Director of Communications Marcella Gadson at mgadson [at] mmtconline [dot] org for the promo code! Visit BESLA.org for more information. BESLA (Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association) will host their Mid-Year Conference in New York […]

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