MMTC Releases Zero-Rating White Paper: ‘The Use and Impact of Free Data in the Mobile Broadband Sector’

May 9, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 9, 2016): Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) released a white paper on zero-rating, the practice by mobile carriers of offering data access to some websites and content at no charge to customer data plans. The paper, titled Understanding and Appreciating Zero-Rating: The Use and Impact of Free […]

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AT&T Offers Broadband to Low-Income Consumers

April 22, 2016

Tweet This week, AT&T announced the launch of a new program to address the issue that has  left many consumers without Internet service stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide: price. Called “Access from AT&T,” the program will help bring Internet access to qualifying households at a more affordable rate.  MMTC is excited […]

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MMTC Lauds Comcast’s New Cable Service Offer that Eliminates the Set-Top Box

April 20, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 20, 2016):  Today, Comcast announced its new Xfinity TV Partner Program that will allow consumers to access their Comcast cable service without a traditional set-top box thanks to new partnerships with Samsung and Roku to include Comcast Xfinity apps on their devices.  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) lauds […]

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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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FCC Announces Planned Expansion to Add Broadband to Lifeline Program; MMTC Suggests Lifeline Administrative Reform to Address Cost Inefficiencies for Benefit of Consumers

April 1, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (April 1, 2016): The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its plans to modernize the Lifeline program subsidy for wireline and wireless service for low-income consumers; the Commission will begin offering broadband support this year and phase in a mobile broadband minimum service standard over the next five years. The Multicultural Media, […]

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MMTC Members: Discount Registration to Next Week’s BESLA Conference in NYC!

April 1, 2016

Tweet Special Discount! BESLA offering MMTC members discounted registration at $185 rate for professionals and $85 for law students. Email MMTC Director of Communications Marcella Gadson at mgadson [at] mmtconline [dot] org for the promo code! Visit for more information. BESLA (Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association) will host their Mid-Year Conference in New York […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth in STEM Industries

March 8, 2016

Tweet At Dialogue on Diversity’s recent Internet Data Privacy Colloquium, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson delivered a presentation on diversity in STEM education and employment, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth in STEM Industries.” Her full presentation is below, and a PDF is available here. Issue Under Review: STEM Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable […]

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Press Statement: MMTC and 16 Concerned Organizations Urge FCC to Consider Unintended Consequences of Set Top Box Proposal on Diverse and Independent Programmers

February 12, 2016

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 16 leading national and social justice organizations (“Concerned Organizations,” listed below), recently filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to consider the unintended consequences of its recent set top box proposal on diverse and independent programmers. The proposal under consideration, the details of […]

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January 28, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (January 28, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking on set-top boxes because it undermines goals for advancing diverse content.  Like other minority-focused public interest groups, programmers, and elected officials, MMTC believes such a mandate would create “second class carriage” […]

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REGISTER TODAY for Next Week’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ16!

January 14, 2016

Tweet Dear Colleagues, There are just a few days left to register for MMTC’s 30th Anniversary Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.” This year’s theme reflects the many milestones we have achieved in advancing our mission to promote entrepreneurship and community advancement amidst the challenges and opportunities […]

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