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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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MMTC LAUNCHES CALL TO ACTION CAMPAIGN TO PRESERVE FREE DATA FOR CONSUMERS

June 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (June 24, 2016):  Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) launched an online and nationwide campaign to preserve zero rating and free data practices for consumers, especially for those who are economically disadvantaged.  The campaign is designed to engage and inform the public on the zero rating debate, and to […]

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Bayou City Broadcasting’s $40 Million TV Station Acquisition Is Success Story for Entrepreneurs of Color

June 20, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (June 20, 2016):  DuJuan McCoy, a 27-year broadcast veteran, will add two broadcast affiliates to his Bayou City Broadcasting group – NBC and FOX affiliates KADN and KLAF in Lafayette, LA – after closing on a $40 million transaction with Nexstar Broadcasting.  McCoy already owns WEVV-CBS and WEEV-LD FOX in Evansville, and […]

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MMTC Statement on Open Internet Ruling

June 14, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (June 14, 2016):  Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order reclassifying broadband as a utility. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed a brief in the Court’s proceeding and is reviewing today’s ruling. We hope that the […]

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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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