Technology

Thank You from MMTC!

August 2, 2014

Tweet MMTC would like to thank you again – whether you were a panelist, honoree, attendee, or sponsor – for your help in making MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference a resounding success! Once again, we are delighted to report that the conference was a resounding success with 316 registrants, hundreds […]

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Don’t Miss FCC Commissioners, FTC Commissioners, and White House Representatives During the Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

July 2, 2014

Tweet On July 28th and 29th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its 12th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem.” The conference will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Discusses ‘Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide’ with ITIF

June 23, 2014

Tweet On June 17, MMTC’s Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, discussed the digital divide at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s “Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide” panel. ITIF gathered a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan’s recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan’s report, presents […]

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized: The Outing of Racism

May 1, 2014

Tweet The taglines on Twitter and Facebook read: “Breaking News, Donald Sterling Makes Racist Comments.”  No one knew exactly the nature of those comments until the next tagline read, “Hear the Tape.” I was one of thousands who clicked on the TMZ link, listened, and shared among my online network.  Like my fellow online users, […]

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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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