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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 […]

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MMTC Lauds Comcast’s New Cable Service Offer that Eliminates the Set-Top Box

April 20, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 20, 2016):  Today, Comcast announced its new Xfinity TV Partner Program that will allow consumers to access their Comcast cable service without a traditional set-top box thanks to new partnerships with Samsung and Roku to include Comcast Xfinity apps on their devices.  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) lauds […]

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Nine National Civil Rights and Media Orgs Urge Political Candidates to Engage Minority-Owned Media in Political Advertising

April 18, 2016

Tweet On April 18, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 8 national civil rights and minority media organizations, wrote the following letter to the 2016 presidential candidates; the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian National Committees; and the top SuperPACs representing each candidate. The letter urges the candidates, parties, and PACs to […]

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MMTC Letter to House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Leaders Expressing Concern on CURB Lifeline Act

April 13, 2016

Tweet April 13, 2016   The Honorable Greg Walden 2186 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Anna Eshoo 241 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman Walden and Congresswoman Eshoo: The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (“MMTC”) respectfully submits this letter to express our concern about the proposals included […]

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MMTC AND LULAC TO FCC: WE NEED ACTION TO ENSURE MULTILINGUAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

April 4, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2016):  After nearly eleven years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on March 31, issued its Multilingual Emergency Alert System (EAS) Order (“EAS Order”) essentially rejecting the “Katrina Petition” filed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by the Multicultural Media, Telecommunications, and Internet Council (MMTC), the Independent Spanish Broadcasters Association, and the […]

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FCC Announces Planned Expansion to Add Broadband to Lifeline Program; MMTC Suggests Lifeline Administrative Reform to Address Cost Inefficiencies for Benefit of Consumers

April 1, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 1, 2016): The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its plans to modernize the Lifeline program subsidy for wireline and wireless service for low-income consumers; the Commission will begin offering broadband support this year and phase in a mobile broadband minimum service standard over the next five years. The Multicultural Media, […]

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MMTC Members: Discount Registration to Next Week’s BESLA Conference in NYC!

April 1, 2016

Tweet Special Discount! BESLA offering MMTC members discounted registration at $185 rate for professionals and $85 for law students. Email MMTC Director of Communications Marcella Gadson at mgadson [at] mmtconline [dot] org for the promo code! Visit BESLA.org for more information. BESLA (Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association) will host their Mid-Year Conference in New York […]

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MMTC, 13 Civil Rights Organizations, Urge FCC Not to Institute Mandatory Co-pays to Lifeline Program

March 24, 2016

Tweet On March 24, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 13 national civil rights organizations, filed a letter with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, advocating against the Commission’s proposed institution of mandatory Lifeline co-pays. The full letter is below. Dear Chairman Wheeler: In 2060, people of color are […]

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MMTC Releases White Paper on Lifeline Reform and the Need to Reform Administrative Cost Inefficiencies for the Benefit of Consumers

March 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (March 24, 2016): The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has released a White Paper titled, “A Lifeline to High-Speed Internet Access: An Economic Analysis of Administration Costs and the Impact on Consumers.” The White Paper focuses on the reform of the Lifeline program’s administrative structure to shift responsibilities for eligibility […]

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MMTC Joins National Urban League and 8 Other Civil Rights Orgs in Urging FCC to Pause Set Top Box Proceedings

March 21, 2016

Tweet Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) joined nine other leading civil rights and telecommunications organizations in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the Commission to “pause” its “Unlock the Box” proceedings to conduct a disparity study and properly assess whether the proposal is different from a […]

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