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#MMTC17 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference Highlights

August 2, 2017

Tweet The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) thanks everyone who contributed to making our 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference another success and one of our best ever.  This year’s conference was successful in achieving its theme of “Financing America’s Future.” Whether you participated in person or via our live […]

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MMTC Joint Press Statement: Protecting and Strengthening the Open Internet

February 9, 2017

Tweet Joint Press Statement: Protecting and Strengthening the Open Internet February 7, 2017 – The issue of network neutrality and the importance of a free and open internet has been a political football.  Every time the political pendulum swings, this policy debate becomes difficult, convoluted, and even condescending.  One thing is crystal clear:  The internet […]

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REGISTER NOW for the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

February 2, 2017

Tweet  MMTC Welcomes New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Current and Former FCC and Congressional Leaders, Industry Experts, Advocacy Leaders & More at the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ17 *Click here for a PDF of this press statement. WASHINGTON, DC, 2/2/2017 – On February 7, 2017, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) […]

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MMTC Congratulates Commissioner Ajit Pai on His Selection as FCC Chairman; Pai to Speak at MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit February 7th

January 20, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) warmly congratulates FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on his reported selection as chairman of the agency. MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan issued the following statement: Since becoming a commissioner in 2012, Commissioner Pai has been on the right side of a […]

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MMTC Welcomes Ananda Leeke, Director of Digital Policy and Engagement

January 19, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2017):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is pleased to welcome digital media strategist, thought leader, author, lawyer, and entrepreneur Ananda Leeke as its new Director of Digital Policy and Engagement. Leeke’s career has focused at the intersection of law, finance, project management, and digital communications, with a […]

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MMTC Calls for Inter-Agency Task Force to End App Redlining

January 13, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 13, 2016):  Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) released a letter to NTIA Director and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence Strickling recommending that NTIA take the lead in creating an inter-agency taskforce on app redlining.  The taskforce would address the growing problem of racial discrimination facilitated by apps […]

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MMTC Letter to President Obama: Pardon Marcus Garvey

January 13, 2017

Tweet   January 13, 2017 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) respectfully urges you to grant the petition filed with the Department of Justice in June 2016 requesting a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.  In recognition of […]

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MMTC Press Statement: FCC Foreign Ownership Ruling Brings Opportunity to Diverse Broadcasters

September 29, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2016):  Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the use of its common carrier application review procedures for its broadcast foreign ownership applications. In 2013, after eight years of litigation led by MMTC, the Commission voted to relax its broadcast foreign ownership policies, but implementation has been difficult. Today’s vote […]

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MMTC Commends Comcast for Partnering with HUD to Expand Internet Essentials Program to Connect Low-Income Families

July 15, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (July 15, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) commends Comcast for partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome Initiative  to  expand its Internet Essentials Program two million families living in public housing. MMTC has previously recognized Comcast for the success of its Internet Essentials program, […]

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MMTC Urges Chairman Wheeler to Affirm Broad Reach of MVPD Procurement Rule Is Not Subject to Strict Scrutiny

July 13, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (July 13, 2016):  Today, the Federal Communications Commission released a statement clarifying a response FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made during yesterday’s FCC oversight hearing.  When asked about a proposal by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) in the Quadrennial Review order – which would extend the cable procurement requirements to […]

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