Entrepreneurship

MMTC Urges FCC to Reconsider Collateral Damage of Set Top Box NPRM; Focus on Diverse Programming NOI

February 19, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (February 19, 2016): Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) introduced two important items—the Notice of Inquiry on Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming, and the Set Top Box Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)—both of which will potentially impact the future of television and the viability of diverse and […]

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

February 11, 2016

Tweet On February 11, 2016, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 16 leading national and social justice organizations (“Concerned Organizations,” listed below), 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 […]

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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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Register Now for MMTC’s 2016 Broadband and Social Justice Summit – January 20th and 21st!

December 14, 2015

Tweet Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) for our 7th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.”  MMTC is celebrating our 30th Anniversary as the leading national nonprofit organization advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom. At the Summit, current and former […]

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TOMORROW: Join Rainbow PUSH and Citizen Education Fund for the Public Policy and Media & Telecommunications Symposium!

December 14, 2015

Tweet Join the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15th and 16th, where an array of guests will discuss “The Future of Media and Technology: Growth, Convergence, Disruption.” DAY ONE – December 15, 2015 “The Legacy Affair” CAPITAL HILTON 1001 16TH STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20036 Time: 6:00 pm […]

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Remember MMTC with a Year-End Gift – Help Us to Support Diverse Platforms and Bridge the Digital Divide!

November 17, 2015

Tweet Dear Friends of MMTC: We’ve had a busy year – and we’d like to share with you some of the stories that defined the past 12 months – Our 2015 Entrepreneurs of the Year — Kongsue and Xeng Xiong – became the first Hmong owners of a broadcast station in Minneapolis. Sherry Nelson, Ravi Kapur, […]

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MMTC Commends FCC for Voting to Revitalize AM Radio

October 27, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2015): Following a lengthy rulemaking proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission has taken several dramatic steps to revitalize AM radio.  The FCC’s announcement is a tremendous step forward in promoting diverse broadcast ownership, an issue that the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council – along with dozens of other national organizations […]

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TODAY: MMTC CEO Kim Keenan Testifies before House Telecom Subcommittee on ‘Broadcast Ownership in the 21st Century’

September 25, 2015

Tweet At 9:30 am today, MMTC President and CEO Kim M. Keenan will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, discussing “Broadcast Ownership in the 21st Century.”  Her full testimony is available below. More details and a full list of other speakers are available on the Subcommittee website, here.  The […]

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50 Signators Representing 140 Stations File Letter with FCC on AM Radio Revitalization to Advance Minority Ownership

August 31, 2015

Tweet Today, MMTC, along with 50 CEOs of minority-owned AM licensees who collectively own 140 AM radio stations across the nation, filed a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to open an FM translator filing window that is limited to AM licensees.  The full text of the letter is below: August 31, 2015 Hon. Tom Wheeler Chairman Federal […]

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Designated Entity Bidding Credits: Love the Players, Improve the Game

August 25, 2015

Tweet MMTC Co-Founder and President Emeritus David Honig wrote the following op-ed that appeared in Multichannel News this week, in response to former FCC official Adonis Hoffman’s post, “Don’t Hate the Players, Hate the Game,” criticizing the DE program. The original post is available here. On Aug. 10, my colleague and former Federal Communications Commission official […]

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