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Watch LIVE Online! Your Tech Guide to MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ14

January 14, 2014

Tweet We’re looking forward to seeing you in just few short hours at MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit! To continue our efforts in engaging through social media and broadband, we livestream our conference, accept questions online, and encourage active discussions over our social media platforms. Join us online! Twitter Sign up for […]

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Reducing Disparities in Health, Wealth, and Education through Broadband at Next Week’s BBSJ Summit

January 7, 2014

Tweet MMTC has long lamented the health, wealth, employment, and education gaps faced by communities of color compared to other groups in the nation. During our 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Bridging the Gap: Infrastructure, Education, and Equity in the Digital Economy,” January 15th and 16th, MMTC and expert guests from the government, […]

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NextRadio: Making Radio Mobile Again

December 16, 2013

Tweet Today, we spend hours in cars, on trains, walking to our offices, jogging, and running errands. Our smartphones provide us with the means to live mobile. The Internet music and radio applications on our phones, our MP3 players, and our Ipods are not slowing us down. Why should radio broadcasts? Local radio has become […]

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BBSJ Holiday Edition: Gig.U Gives a Gift that Gives Back

November 27, 2013

Tweet The countdown is on.  While the ovens heat up and the turkeys start to brown, retailers prepare for one of the biggest promotional events of the year.  Extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals rake in the revenue for online and brick-and-mortar stores.  Instead of joining the rest of the salmon swimming upstream, consider […]

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The Convenience of the Connected Car: An Emerging Enterprise

November 27, 2013

Tweet Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the 2013 Radio Show Exhibitors rolled out the connected cars, dashboards chock full of touchscreens and hand buttons to make the driver, well, more connected. In the race to have more mobility, be better informed, and accomplish more in the same amount of time, consumers […]

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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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