Consumer

Broadband Access Gap Creates A Greater Divide Between Minorities and Healthcare.gov

November 14, 2013

Tweet In the past few weeks, the attention of the American people has been trained on Healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance enrollment website, which is experiencing a number of technical problems. The website glitches do present a barrier to the uninsured and underinsured who are making efforts to participate at this point in the enrollment […]

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The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Presents: The Fifth Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit – Save the Date for January 15th and 16th, 2014! Registration Opens Soon!

November 14, 2013

Tweet MMTC’s 2014 Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Bridging the Gap:  Infrastructure, Education, and Equity in the Digital Economy,” convenes media and telecom industry experts and insiders to highlight the biggest issues affecting MWBEs and underserved communities. This year’s Summit highlights how Internet adoption is the great equalizer – it creates jobs and entrepreneurship, promotes […]

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Joint Center Releases New Report Titled “Broadband and Jobs: African Americans Rely Heavily on Mobile Access and Social Networking in Job Search”

November 6, 2013

Tweet The Joint Center For Political and Economic Studies’ Media and Technology Institute recently released a new report, “Broadband and Jobs: African Americans Rely Heavily on Mobile Access and Social Networking in Job Search.” The report is a compilation of findings from a 2013 survey, which asked 1,600 American respondents how they utilize the Internet […]

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Mignon’s Greatest Hits

November 4, 2013

Tweet Any reckoning of the greatest chairs in FCC history would undeniably include Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn.  In her six-month tenure, Chairwoman Clyburn has delivered extraordinary value for entrepreneurs and consumers and, especially, for minorities and women trying to break into the nation’s most influential industries and the one-sixth of the economy these industries represent. As […]

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Parents can take common-sense steps to make kids’ screen time beneficial

October 24, 2013

Tweet Technology is transforming lives at school. More teachers are utilizing online resources, have websites or even Facebook pages, and some schools are part of a new pedagogy known as “one to one” in which every student has an individual device. This transformation is challenging for all of us, especially the adults. Today teens are […]

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DRIVERS CALLED TO JOIN THE IT CAN WAIT® MOVEMENT, GET INVOLVED ON SEPTEMBER 19, DRIVE 4 PLEDGES DAY

September 13, 2013

Tweet New Resources Help People Make Their Commitment Social, Take It to the Streets Nearly 2,000 Activities Planned Coast-to-Coast DALLAS, Sep. 5, 2013 — A movement is accomplished through the voices and actions of many. That is why four national wireless service providers, spearheading the It Can Wait campaign, are urging people to share their […]

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Newspapers Remain a Vital News Source for People of Color

September 10, 2013

Tweet Ethnic media outlets have played a crucial role in delivering relevant content to ethnic consumers.  As journalist Richard Prince has put it, “ethnic outlets are more relevant, particularly to people who look for that trust factor in their media…” However, according to the latest edition of the Federal Communications Commission’s report, “The Information Needs […]

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FCC Takes Active Steps to Lower Inmate Calling Rates

August 26, 2013

Tweet The FCC has heeded the advice of a host of organizations that advocated for the lowering of interstate inmate call rates. Groups such as the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice and the Prison Phone Rates Collaborative, and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., have decried the exorbitant costs of inmate […]

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Comcast’s Internet Essentials Continues to Gain Momentum, Connects More Than 220,000 Families or 900,000 Low-Income Americans to the Power of the Internet at Home

August 13, 2013

Tweet This press statement was originally posted on the Comcast Internet Essentials website. Comcast, Congresswoman Wilson, Miami Dade County Schools, and the Miami Dade League of Cities Officially Kick Off Year Three of National Program to Bridge the Digital Divide Comcast Announces Another Speed Increase, More than Tripling Download Speeds for Customers Since the Program’s […]

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Spanish-Language Network TV is Here to Stay: Univision’s Ratings Blow The Big Four Out of the Water

August 12, 2013

Tweet Univision made history in late-July when it defeated ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX as the leading network among viewers between the ages of 18 and 34 and those in the 18 to 49 age range. The undisputed leader in Spanish-language programming steadily climbed its way to the top of the ratings chart as it […]

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