Advocacy

MMTC REFUTES ATTACKS AGAINST NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR STANCE IN OPEN INTERNET PROCEEDING

August 7, 2014

Tweet Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2014): The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) strongly refutes recent media attacks on nearly 50 minority organizations’ stance in the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet proceeding. A complete lack of journalistic integrity and fact checking has spawned this misguided attack against our organization and dozens of other national minority […]

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Sixteen False, Misleading, Unsupported, or Libelous Statements in Republic Articles on Minority Organizations and the Open Internet Proceeding

August 7, 2014

Tweet Recently, Republic Report posted two articles (here and here) containing 16 false and misleading assertions. Other publications have reposted the articles without confirming their accuracy. We are setting the record straight with this point-by-point rebuttal. The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) and dozens of other national minority organizations were recently attacked in two […]

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Thank You from MMTC!

August 2, 2014

Tweet MMTC would like to thank you again – whether you were a panelist, honoree, attendee, or sponsor – for your help in making MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference a resounding success! Once again, we are delighted to report that the conference was a resounding success with 316 registrants, hundreds […]

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Registration Ends TODAY – MMTC Honors Rev. Jesse Jackson, Debra Lee, Hon. Tyrone Brown, and More!

July 25, 2014

Tweet At the 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council will bestow our highest honors upon key leaders, companies, and firms who have made exceptional contributions to diversity and inclusion in the media and telecom industries. Don’t miss it – online registration closes TODAY, July 25th, at […]

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Register Now for MMTC’s Access to Capital Luncheon: Bridging the Wealth Gap

July 18, 2014

Tweet The racial wealth gap continues to impede our nation’s ability to remain a true leader and innovator on the world stage. The wealth ratio is 20:1 between African-Americans and whites, and 18:1 between Hispanics and whites. Join us July 29th as leaders in government and industry discuss the policies and societal issues that continue […]

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MMTC AND THE RAINBOW PUSH COALITION APPLAUD THE FCC’S MOVEMENT ON E-RATE REFORM

July 14, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2014): Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve reforms to the nation’s E-rate program with subsidies now going toward Wi-fi connectivity to ensure broadband access in schools. The Order also addressed the concerns around the current funding formulas for schools and libraries with Chairman Wheeler vowing to review […]

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BET CEO Debra Lee, Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, and More to Headline Awards Reception at MMTC Conference

July 10, 2014

Tweet MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference attracts some of the biggest names in media, telecom, government, business, and investing.  At this year’s Awards Reception at the close of Day 1, “Celebrating Diverse Media Superstars,” we are pleased to add some of the biggest leaders in the entertainment industry to that list! Join BET Chairman […]

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Join Reps. Conyers, Butterfield, Garcia, and More at MMTC Conference July 28-29!

July 7, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will kick off our 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem,” by bringing together six current members of Congress, two former members of Congress, and a state representative to discuss access to capital, STEM, and How Telecom Policies […]

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Don’t Miss FCC Commissioners, FTC Commissioners, and White House Representatives During the Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

July 2, 2014

Tweet On July 28th and 29th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its 12th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem.” The conference will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Discusses ‘Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide’ with ITIF

June 23, 2014

Tweet On June 17, MMTC’s Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, discussed the digital divide at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s “Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide” panel. ITIF gathered a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan’s recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan’s report, presents […]

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