Advocacy

MMTC Joint Press Statement: Protecting and Strengthening the Open Internet

February 9, 2017

Tweet Joint Press Statement: Protecting and Strengthening the Open Internet February 7, 2017 – The issue of network neutrality and the importance of a free and open internet has been a political football.  Every time the political pendulum swings, this policy debate becomes difficult, convoluted, and even condescending.  One thing is crystal clear:  The internet […]

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REGISTER NOW for the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

February 2, 2017

Tweet  MMTC Welcomes New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Current and Former FCC and Congressional Leaders, Industry Experts, Advocacy Leaders & More at the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ17 *Click here for a PDF of this press statement. WASHINGTON, DC, 2/2/2017 – On February 7, 2017, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) […]

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MMTC Calls for Inter-Agency Task Force to End App Redlining

January 13, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 13, 2016):  Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) released a letter to NTIA Director and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence Strickling recommending that NTIA take the lead in creating an inter-agency taskforce on app redlining.  The taskforce would address the growing problem of racial discrimination facilitated by apps […]

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MMTC Letter to President Obama: Pardon Marcus Garvey

January 13, 2017

Tweet   January 13, 2017 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) respectfully urges you to grant the petition filed with the Department of Justice in June 2016 requesting a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.  In recognition of […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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