Technology

MMTC APPLAUDS NTIA-LED TRANSITION ON IANA OVERSIGHT

March 18, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2014):  Last week, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would transition its key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds NTIA for this significant step in a transition that has been 16 years in […]

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New Initiative Aims to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

March 13, 2014

Tweet There is a severe underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in clinical trials, the processes pharmaceutical companies undertake to test and hone treatments for illnesses.  Due to genetic differences between ethnic groups, diverse representation in clinical trials is vital to tailoring healthcare treatments for various demographics. Yesterday, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of […]

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MMTC WHITE PAPER CALLS FOR MINORITY INCLUSION IN THE UPCOMING SPECTRUM INCENTIVE AUCTIONS

February 25, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2014):  Today, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) released a White Paper emphasizing the vital importance of minority participation in the FCC spectrum incentive auctions. The paper, titled “Digital Déjà vu: A Roadmap for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry,” focuses on the history and obstacles that have […]

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MMTC Extends Big Thanks to BBSJ Summit Attendees and Supporters!

January 31, 2014

Tweet On behalf of MMTC’s Board of Directors and staff, we would like to thank you for your contribution to the success of our 2014 Broadband & Social Justice Summit, held on January 15-16, 2014, here in Washington, DC. Whether you participated in person or via our live webcast, your support helps to fulfill MMTC’s […]

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No Broadband Left Behind: Empowering Communities of Color to Excel through Digital Education and STEM

January 31, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit recently convened leaders from the private and public sectors to provide best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning and STEM education initiatives into the classroom. Jim Shelton, acting U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary, opened the session with […]

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Craig Silliman: Broadband Plays Integral Role in Healthcare, Energy, and Education

January 31, 2014

Tweet In communications policy debates in Washington, it is all too easy to get caught up in business and technical jargon, only to lose sight of the individuals—the consumers—who are impacted. Verizon Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Craig Silliman, spoke to this during a panel entitled “Broadband: The Backbone of the New Economy” at […]

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MMTC SUPPORTS FCC’S MOVEMENT ON IP TRANSITION, PUBLIC SAFETY, INCENTIVE AUCTIONS, AND PROCESS REFORM

January 30, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 30, 2014):  Today the Federal Communications Commission, under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler, announced four major initiatives deeply impacting underserved consumers:  IP technology transition beta tests, enhanced public safety through text-to-911, DTV spectrum incentive auctions, and FCC process reform.  The urgency of achieving universal broadband access, adoption, and proficiency for […]

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MMTC President David Honig Delivers Annual Remarks on the State of Social Justice in Media, Telecom, and Broadband at BBSJ Summit

January 15, 2014

Tweet MMTC Cofounder and President David Honig delivered the following remarks during the Congressional Luncheon at MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit. Welcome to the Fifth Annual MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Summit.  I’m going to take you on a journey today into the Open Internet, the digital divide, telecom redlining, and minority spectrum entrepreneurship. […]

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Ana Roca-Castro, Patrick Gusman, Special Guest Youth from HU Middle School, Discuss Empowering Communities through STEM

January 15, 2014

Tweet MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit starts today, January 15th, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, DC! Come see a wide array of experts from the public, private, government, and nonprofit sectors discuss current best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning and STEM education initiatives into […]

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Don’t Miss Kennard, Adelstein, AT&T, Verizon, & TWC During ‘Broadband: Backbone of the New Economy’ Panel at BBSJ Summit – Starting Tomorrow!

January 14, 2014

Tweet *A full schedule of panels and speakers is available here. Get discounted parking through our partner, SpotHero. Summit attendees receive discounted registration to the NABJ Hall of Fame Reception and Gala Thursday night (details below). This Wednesday and Thursday, MMTC will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, insiders, and entrepreneurs to highlight […]

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