Technology

MMTC SUPPORTS FCC’S NEXT STEPS IN MODERNIZING AMERICAN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

December 12, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds yesterday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take another step forward in the modernization of its E-Rate program. The approved Order will close the connectivity gap that exists in schools and libraries by increasing funding to purchase broadband connections […]

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Registration is Now Open for MMTC’s 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit: Our Future in Pursuit of Multicultural Digital Equality

December 10, 2014

Tweet On Wednesday, January 21st, and Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities during its 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit. BBSJ 2015 will address […]

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TODAY AND TOMORROW – Rainbow PUSH Policy Symposium and Legacy Affair

December 4, 2014

Tweet The Rainbow PUSH Coalition this week previewed confirmed speakers for its Annual Symposium, “The Future of Civil Rights: Moving towards First Class Economic, Political and Digital Citizenship.” On December 4, 2014, the Symposium will be held at Comcast, 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 700 in Washington, D.C. from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. […]

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Experts Discuss Big Data, eHealth, and Net Neutrality at LGBT Tech Fall Policy Forum

November 21, 2014

Tweet Last week, the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute held its Annual Fall Policy Forum bringing together LGBT advocates and tech experts to discuss big data, net neutrality, and eHealth. MMTC Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., participated in a panel session titled “Net Neutrality & LGBT Communities” with Berin […]

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MPAA’s Where to Watch: A Huge Step to Combat Piracy

November 20, 2014

Tweet Do you want to search the web for current and forthcoming film and television content? Well, there’s now an app for that.  Last week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) introduced a one stop location in its launch of Where to Watch, a new online resource that makes it easy for consumers to quickly […]

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Politic365 Releases Report on the Economy and Communities of Color at Annual Blueprint365 Policy Forum

November 20, 2014

Tweet On Friday, November 14th, Politic365 assembled some of America’s foremost thinkers and leaders of government, academia, and the non-profit and private sectors to take part in their Annual Blueprint365 Policy Forum. During the forum, Politic365’s Editor-in-Chief Kristal High Taylor discussed the Blueprint365 report that  examines how young people and communities of color can leverage momentum created by the country’s changing […]

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Separate But Unequal: Predominantly White Schools Nearly Twice As Likely to Have Superfast Internet Speeds As Predominantly Minority Schools

November 13, 2014

Tweet A study released last month revealed a significant gap in access to superfast Internet in schools based on race, income, and population density. In a world where access to technology equates to opportunities for success, African American, Hispanic, rural, and low-income students are at a severe disadvantage compared to their white, affluent, and suburban […]

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NTIA Report Sheds Light on the Persistent Digital Divide

October 30, 2014

Tweet According to a report issued this month by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), broadband is almost fully deployed in the U.S. Specifically, the report found that “when combined with advances in mobile Internet connectivity, some form of broadband, whether fixed or mobile is now available to 99 percent of the U.S. population.” […]

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NTIA’s Digital Nation Report Shows Rapid Adoption of Mobile Internet Use

October 24, 2014

Tweet NTIA released the following statement on October 16, 2014, announcing the findings in its “Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet” report. WASHINGTON – A report released today by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) found that Americans are rapidly embracing mobile Internet devices such as smart phones and […]

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Experts Agree: Majority of the Media is Missing Something on Net Neutrality

October 22, 2014

Tweet     Last week, the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a discussion on “Why Media Should Care about Net Neutrality,” co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A panel of experts discussed the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue, and whether the issue is related to […]

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