Policy

MMTC Joint Press Statement: Protecting and Strengthening the Open Internet

February 9, 2017

Tweet Joint Press Statement: Protecting and Strengthening the Open Internet February 7, 2017 – The issue of network neutrality and the importance of a free and open internet has been a political football.  Every time the political pendulum swings, this policy debate becomes difficult, convoluted, and even condescending.  One thing is crystal clear:  The internet […]

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REGISTER NOW for the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

February 2, 2017

Tweet  MMTC Welcomes New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Current and Former FCC and Congressional Leaders, Industry Experts, Advocacy Leaders & More at the 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ17 *Click here for a PDF of this press statement. WASHINGTON, DC, 2/2/2017 – On February 7, 2017, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) […]

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MMTC Congratulates Commissioner Ajit Pai on His Selection as FCC Chairman; Pai to Speak at MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit February 7th

January 20, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 20, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) warmly congratulates FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on his reported selection as chairman of the agency. MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan issued the following statement: Since becoming a commissioner in 2012, Commissioner Pai has been on the right side of a […]

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MMTC Welcomes Ananda Leeke, Director of Digital Policy and Engagement

January 19, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2017):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is pleased to welcome digital media strategist, thought leader, author, lawyer, and entrepreneur Ananda Leeke as its new Director of Digital Policy and Engagement. Leeke’s career has focused at the intersection of law, finance, project management, and digital communications, with a […]

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MMTC Calls for Inter-Agency Task Force to End App Redlining

January 13, 2017

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 13, 2016):  Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) released a letter to NTIA Director and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence Strickling recommending that NTIA take the lead in creating an inter-agency taskforce on app redlining.  The taskforce would address the growing problem of racial discrimination facilitated by apps […]

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MMTC Urges Chairman Wheeler to Affirm Broad Reach of MVPD Procurement Rule Is Not Subject to Strict Scrutiny

July 13, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (July 13, 2016):  Today, the Federal Communications Commission released a statement clarifying a response FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made during yesterday’s FCC oversight hearing.  When asked about a proposal by the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) in the Quadrennial Review order – which would extend the cable procurement requirements to […]

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MMTC LAUNCHES CALL TO ACTION CAMPAIGN TO PRESERVE FREE DATA FOR CONSUMERS

June 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (June 24, 2016):  Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) launched an online and nationwide campaign to preserve zero rating and free data practices for consumers, especially for those who are economically disadvantaged.  The campaign is designed to engage and inform the public on the zero rating debate, and to […]

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MMTC Statement on Open Internet Ruling

June 14, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (June 14, 2016):  Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order reclassifying broadband as a utility. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed a brief in the Court’s proceeding and is reviewing today’s ruling. We hope that the […]

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Statement of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council in Response to the Decision of the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC

May 25, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 25, 2016):  Today, the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Prometheus Radio Project v. Federal Communications Commission castigated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its failure to act on the definition of “small disadvantaged business enterprises” (SDBs) that would be eligible to benefit from FCC diversity initiatives.  The […]

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MMTC and Nine Other Civil Rights Organizations Stress Negative Impact of FCC’s Set-Top Box Proceeding; Urge Commission to Conduct Evidentiary Studies

May 24, 2016

Tweet Washington, DC (May 24, 2016):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has filed reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Set-Top Box Proceeding, stressing its concern and highlighting alarm raised by many on the impact of the proposal put forth in the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and citing tremendous […]

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