Consumer

REGISTER NOW for MMTC’s 13th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference: Get Connected!

June 3, 2015

Tweet   Please visit and bookmark our conference page for information on the latest speakers, agenda, and on how to officially become a sponsor and supporter of the conference! Register for the Conference here. A full list of confirmed speakers is available here. A full agenda is available here. A complete sponsorship package is available here.   To register as Press, please contact […]

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Dialogue on Diversity Holding Health Care Symposium and Tech Fair May 20th!

May 19, 2015

Tweet On May 20th, join Dialogue on Diversity for its annual Health Care Symposium and Fair, “A Last Generation’s Dreams – XXI Century Reality.” The Symposium will hold a number of panels on telehealth issues such as barriers of language and class and the resulting inequality of access; patient privacy concerns over aspects of the […]

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36 Diverse National Organizations Call for Modernization of Lifeline Universal Service Program

May 15, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2015):  This week, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) and 35 partner organizations from national civil rights, consumer and cultural organizations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of consumers across America.  The letter’s 36 signators represent diverse and strong support among advocates for immediate […]

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MMTC and 35 Other Organizations File Ex Parte Letter with the FCC Calling for Lifeline Reform

May 12, 2015

Tweet On May 11, MMTC and 35 other national civil rights organizations, including the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), NAACP, National Urban League, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), filed an ex parte letter urging the FCC to take action to modernize the Lifeline Universal Service Program. […]

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Let’s Move Swiftly to Permanently Eliminate Wireless Taxes and Bridge the Digital Divide

May 7, 2015

Tweet Last December, Congress supported a moratorium on Internet access taxes by extending the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), a ban on state and local taxation of the Internet that would inflate the cost of access.  Unfortunately, this is only a temporary fix as the legislation is set to expire this October. The original moratorium […]

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Justice for the Community, All from a Cellphone

April 30, 2015

Tweet This article originally appeared in The Washington Informer. Lock in the image, focus and hit record. Only this time it’s not for a selfie. Feiden Santana from North Charleston, South Carolina, found himself positioning his mobile phone to record the homicide of Walter Scott. In the case of Santana, his video showed an African-American […]

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MMTC, HTTP, DiverseTech, and Protect My Data File Joint Letter to Congress Urging Implementation of Chip and PIN Technology

April 30, 2015

Tweet Today, <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/?_fb_noscript=1″ /> the  Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), DiverseTech, and ProtectMyData sent a joint letter to Congress, urging legislators to push the nation’s largest credit card issuers to implement new safeguards, including chip and PIN technology, to protect consumers from credit card security breaches. […]

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Silicon Harlem Innovation Center: It Doesn’t Just Empower Entrepreneurs – It Empowers Communities

April 15, 2015

Tweet There has been a lot of focus lately – and rightfully so – on the gaping employment disparity between whites and minorities in Silicon Valley.  There is a relative dearth of minorities focusing on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – fields in general, and this means millions of would-be innovators are locked […]

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MMTC Lauds Comcast’s Rollout of Super High-Speed Broadband without Redlining

April 14, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2015):  Comcast recently announced plans to roll out Gigabit Pro, a 2 Gbps service that will bring the fastest Internet speeds in the nation to the entire Atlanta metropolitan area, covering 1.5 million people. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) applauds this full market rollout as an example […]

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TechHire Initiative’s $100 Million Grant Competition Could Lead to More Tech Sector Jobs for the Underserved and Untapped Talented Youth

March 11, 2015

Tweet Every day, businesses across America struggle to fill technology jobs such as Web design, user interface, and software development.  Yet millions of individuals struggle to find work, especially African Americans and Hispanics, who are often at double the unemployment rate of whites.  Through the White House’s new TechHire Initiative, President Obama has issued a […]

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