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FCC DECISION TO RECLASSIFY BROADBAND AS A COMMON CARRIER IS A STEP BACKWARD FOR CONSUMERS

February 26, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2015):   Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rules to ostensibly promote and protect an open Internet.  Responding to calls from the Obama Administration, the general public, and some public interest groups, the FCC’s move to reclassify broadband as a common carrier marks a record-breaking turn in the […]

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Tell Congress We Need #NetLawNow!

February 24, 2015

Tweet Bad Choices Can Make Today’s Internet Tomorrow’s Memory.   Here’s what is happening right now to your Internet:  On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the government’s independent agency that oversees the media and telecommunications industries, is about to deliver a groundbreaking decision that will affect your Internet. Consumers need to speak up because the […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Avoid Unintended Consequences of Title II Regulation of the Open Internet

February 18, 2015

Tweet The following ex parte letter was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in GN Docket No. 14-28, Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, on February 18, 2015. Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners: The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (“MMTC”) shares in the Commission’s goals to protect and promote an open Internet.  MMTC submits this ex […]

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Special Screening of ‘Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence’ on February 28th

February 12, 2015

Tweet On Saturday, February 28th, the Metropolitan AME Church and the Washington Informer newspaper will hold a reception, discussion, and special screening of “Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence.”  Prior to the screening, Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes will interview Dr. Ben Chavis, a member of the Wilmington Ten (pictured to the left). Dr. Chavis […]

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MMTC COMMENDS MICROSOFT FOR CONTINUING ITS COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION IN $10.75 BILLION DEBT SALE

February 12, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) commends Microsoft for continuing its path forward in promoting diversity and inclusion after this week’s announcement that the company had included four minority-owned firms in a $10.75 billion debt sale.  This sale, now the largest so far this year, eclipses Apple’s […]

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February 13th – Last Day to Register for the Kaitz Foundation’s Sixth Annual Hollywood Creative Forum!

February 12, 2015

Tweet   The details have been set for one of the biggest dates on the cable calendar.   visit walterkaitz.org »  Apply Now! The Next Big Deal Could Be You! On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, opportunity will have you in-mind as the Walter Kaitz Foundation presents its 6th Annual Hollywood Creative Forum at the Hyatt Regency […]

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MMTC Commends Apple for Including Minority-Owned Firms in $6.5 Billion Bond Sale

February 5, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2015):   The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) applauds Apple’s move this week to improve opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs and investors in the tech industry and beyond.  MMTC has previously lauded Verizon for including minority-owned financial firms in bond offerings similar to Apple’s. Apple included two minority-owned firms in […]

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Still ‘MMTC’ – Our Name Changes, But Commitment to Diversity Stays the Same

February 5, 2015

Tweet We have a new name! At our January 21-22, 2015 Broadband and Social Justice Summit, we announced that effective January 21, 2015, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council became the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC). This change aligns our name with our goals and mission and our future in an increasingly diverse […]

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MMTC Congratulates FCC on Largest Spectrum Auction in U.S. History

February 3, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) congratulates the Federal Communications Commission for its AWS-3 spectrum auction, which has been the most successful auction to date in U.S. history. The auction netted over $41 billion that will be used to fund the first nationwide public safety network and […]

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MMTC’s Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Testifies Before House and Senate in Open Internet Hearings

January 30, 2015

Tweet Editor’s Note: Following Dr. Turner-Lee’s testimony, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has since proposed new rules for protecting the open Internet. A fact sheet on his proposal is available here. On January 21st, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer at the Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council (MMTC, formerly Minority […]

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