Consumer

MMTC APPLAUDS FCC ACTIONS TO REFORM THE HIGH COST OF INMATE CALLING

October 17, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds today’s FCC decision to expand upon its reforms of the high cost of phone calls for incarcerated individuals. Last year, MMTC, along with other consumer and civil rights organizations, endorsed the 2003 Wright Petition seeking FCC action to proscribe excessive inmate […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part I: The Looming U.S. Skills Shortage

October 15, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her adapted remarks in a two-part […]

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Caller ID-Spoofing Technology Leads to Rise in Telephone Scams

September 25, 2014

Tweet Telemarketers and other unwanted callers have been the bane of many households’ existence for decades. With the proliferation of caller ID in the 1990s, millions could breathe a sigh of relief as they now had the ability to screen and even automatically block calls from “Unknown” or “Private” numbers. Unfortunately, in recent years, technology […]

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TOMORROW: STEM4US! Tech Fest & Soiree, CBC Week: FCC, Pepco, Edison Electric Institute

September 23, 2014

Tweet MMTC is excited to invite you to the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree on Sept. 24th, held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6pm to 9pm during the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The event will connect more than 200 technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, members of Congress, and […]

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Clyburn, BET, Honored at Annual Kaitz Dinner for Advocating and Championing Diversity

September 18, 2014

Tweet Last night, the Walter Kaitz Foundation held its 31st Annual Kaitz Dinner, a fundraiser that raised over $1.4 million from sponsors, attendees, and supporters, and attracted a star-studded array of guests from the media and telecom industries. Among the guests were BET Networks Chairman and President Debra Lee, NuvoTV comedian Erik Rivera, and all-star […]

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Wearable Technologies, Privilege, and the Digital Divide

September 18, 2014

Tweet As excitement builds around the release of Apple’s new Apple Watch, it is clear an increasing amount of advanced, wearable technology is available to those who have the disposable income and an understanding of the opportunities that these devices and applications will enable. Emerging wearable technologies, such as Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy […]

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MMTC Statement on T-Mobile’s Music Freedom Program

August 27, 2014

Tweet MMTC is pleased to support T-Mobile’s Music Freedom Program, which provides innovative music services to consumers, and without charge to participating music streaming service providers. And we are especially thrilled that Radio One’s music service, Black Planet, is now included in this landmark music offer.  Music Freedom has made history by opening its national […]

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Closing the Achievement Gap: Making the Case for Customized Curricula through Online Learning for K-12 Students

August 14, 2014

Tweet Let’s face it: There is no silver bullet to closing the educational achievement gap. Students’ needs are as varied as their backgrounds, cultures, socio-economic status, unique family situations, and individual learning abilities. How do we simultaneously raise the nation’s overall educational standard so that we remain globally competitive, while closing the vast educational gaps […]

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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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