mmtcbbsj

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 […]

Read the full article →

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, […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →