Technology

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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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part II: The Racial STEM Gap

October 22, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her remarks in a two-part series […]

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November 20th: SNL Kagan’s Annual Multichannel Summit

October 15, 2014

Tweet Join SNL Kagan for a full day of networking and interactive panels at this year’s Multichannel Summit in New York! The Multichannel Summit, now in its fifth year, brings together the industry’s top executives to discuss the most compelling topics. Over 20 industry experts and thought leaders will cover topics such as industry M&A, […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part I: The Looming U.S. Skills Shortage

October 15, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her adapted remarks in a two-part […]

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Caller ID-Spoofing Technology Leads to Rise in Telephone Scams

September 25, 2014

Tweet Telemarketers and other unwanted callers have been the bane of many households’ existence for decades. With the proliferation of caller ID in the 1990s, millions could breathe a sigh of relief as they now had the ability to screen and even automatically block calls from “Unknown” or “Private” numbers. Unfortunately, in recent years, technology […]

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TOMORROW: STEM4US! Tech Fest & Soiree, CBC Week: FCC, Pepco, Edison Electric Institute

September 23, 2014

Tweet MMTC is excited to invite you to the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree on Sept. 24th, held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6pm to 9pm during the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The event will connect more than 200 technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, members of Congress, and […]

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Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate Presents ‘Learner at the Center of a Networked World’ Report at ISTE Conference

September 22, 2014

Tweet During the ISTE Conference this summer, Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate announced the release of the “Learner at the Center of a Networked World” Report, created by the Aspen Institute’s Task Force on Learning and the Internet.  The task force of twenty diverse leaders and respected minds in technology, public policy, education, business, […]

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Wearable Technologies, Privilege, and the Digital Divide

September 18, 2014

Tweet As excitement builds around the release of Apple’s new Apple Watch, it is clear an increasing amount of advanced, wearable technology is available to those who have the disposable income and an understanding of the opportunities that these devices and applications will enable. Emerging wearable technologies, such as Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy […]

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