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MMTC Warns FCC of Vacant Channel Proposal’s Impact on Minority Broadcasters and Diverse Programming

February 8, 2016

Tweet On February 7, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed an ex parte with the Federal Communications Commission, warning the Commission of the potential adverse impacts its Vacant Channel Proposal would have on LPTV broadcasters, minority ownership (which currently remains at an all-time low), and foreign language and diverse programming. The full […]

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MMTC: FCC SET TOP PROPOSAL UNDERMINES MEDIA DIVERSITY IN THE VIDEO MARKETPLACE

January 28, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (January 28, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking on set-top boxes because it undermines goals for advancing diverse content.  Like other minority-focused public interest groups, programmers, and elected officials, MMTC believes such a mandate would create “second class carriage” […]

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REGISTER TODAY for Next Week’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ16!

January 14, 2016

Tweet Dear Colleagues, There are just a few days left to register for MMTC’s 30th Anniversary Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.” This year’s theme reflects the many milestones we have achieved in advancing our mission to promote entrepreneurship and community advancement amidst the challenges and opportunities […]

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MMTC Welcomes Congressional Hearing on ‘No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act’

January 12, 2016

Tweet January 12, 2016 (Washington, DC) – The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing today on a bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating broadband rates. The hearing on H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, authored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), would prevent […]

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Register Now for MMTC’s 2016 Broadband and Social Justice Summit – January 20th and 21st!

December 14, 2015

Tweet Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) for our 7th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.”  MMTC is celebrating our 30th Anniversary as the leading national nonprofit organization advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom. At the Summit, current and former […]

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TOMORROW: Join Rainbow PUSH and Citizen Education Fund for the Public Policy and Media & Telecommunications Symposium!

December 14, 2015

Tweet Join the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15th and 16th, where an array of guests will discuss “The Future of Media and Technology: Growth, Convergence, Disruption.” DAY ONE – December 15, 2015 “The Legacy Affair” CAPITAL HILTON 1001 16TH STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20036 Time: 6:00 pm […]

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MMTC Supports Congressional Move to Permanently Ban Internet Access Taxes

December 11, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2015): This week, a House-Senate conference committee approved the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, H.R. 644, which would replace the temporary moratorium on Internet access taxes with a permanent ban.  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has long advocated that a permanent ban on state […]

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MMTC: Court Should Vacate FCC Net Neutrality Decision

December 4, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 4, 2015): Today, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.  In August, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed […]

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Support MMTC on #GivingTuesday!

December 1, 2015

Tweet This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, MMTC is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that work to bring positive change to communities around the world. Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving […]

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Remember MMTC with a Year-End Gift – Help Us to Support Diverse Platforms and Bridge the Digital Divide!

November 17, 2015

Tweet Dear Friends of MMTC: We’ve had a busy year – and we’d like to share with you some of the stories that defined the past 12 months – Our 2015 Entrepreneurs of the Year — Kongsue and Xeng Xiong – became the first Hmong owners of a broadcast station in Minneapolis. Sherry Nelson, Ravi Kapur, […]

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