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Bipartisan Group of 29 Organizations Urge Congress to Take Action to Avert Tax Increase

April 11, 2014

Tweet On April 10th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, along with 28 other national organizations, signed on to a letter to several members of Congress expressing support for the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act.  The full letter, also available on the Internet Tax Freedom Act Coalition’s website, […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Speaks at Free State Foundation Telecom Policy Conference

April 4, 2014

Tweet This week, MMTC Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee spoke at the Free State Foundation’s Telecom Policy Conference. Joining Dr. Turner-Lee were Free State Foundation Founder and President Randolph May; former Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate; Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee David […]

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MMTC SUPPORTS FCC RULING ON JSAs AND SSAs

March 31, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2014):  The Federal Communications Commission voted today to ultimately do away with those joint sales agreements (JSAs) for which there are few or no public interest benefits.  Under the new rule, television broadcasters will be barred from forming new JSAs where one station sells 15 percent or more of the […]

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MMTC APPLAUDS NTIA-LED TRANSITION ON IANA OVERSIGHT

March 18, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2014):  Last week, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would transition its key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds NTIA for this significant step in a transition that has been 16 years in […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Dialogue On Diversity – March 19th

March 14, 2014

Tweet Ø WHAT: Women: The Community — Public Policy Forum for Women’s History Month Ø WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:00–6:30 p.m., Reception Following Ø WHERE: American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. Ø WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals, Educators, Staff and Executives of NGOs and public sector agencies, […]

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MMTC SUPPORTS FCC ACTION ON JSAs AND SSAs

March 6, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2014):  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today that the Commission would be moving to ultimately do away with those joint sales agreements (JSAs) for which there are few or no public interest benefits. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council applauds Wheeler’s initiative – particularly with respect to shared […]

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MMTC: RECENT H BLOCK SPECTRUM AUCTION GENERATED REVENUE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT NO MINORITY-OWNED BIDDERS OR DE WINNERS

March 5, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2014):  Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the DISH Network won all 176 of the H Block spectrum licenses put up for bid during last month’s auction, paying $1.564 billion and outbidding all other qualified bidders, including Designated Entities (DEs).  David Honig, President of the Minority Media and […]

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MMTC WHITE PAPER CALLS FOR MINORITY INCLUSION IN THE UPCOMING SPECTRUM INCENTIVE AUCTIONS

February 25, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2014):  Today, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) released a White Paper emphasizing the vital importance of minority participation in the FCC spectrum incentive auctions. The paper, titled “Digital Déjà vu: A Roadmap for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry,” focuses on the history and obstacles that have […]

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MMTC TO RELEASE WHITE PAPER ON MINORITY INCLUSION IN SPECTRUM LICENSING

February 24, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will release a White Paper titled “Digital Déjà Vu: A Road Map for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry” on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Co-authored by S. Jenell Trigg, Esq., Partner, Lerman Senter, […]

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MMTC Lauds Verizon’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in $500 Million Retail Note Placement

February 8, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2014):  Verizon announced last week that it has sold $500 million of retail notes through 21 underwriters, 11 of which are minority- and woman-owned firms, and two of which are disabled veteran-owned firms.  This is a significant opportunity for minority participation in corporate finance. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council […]

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