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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MMTC Urges FCC to Research Causes of Lack of Diversity in the Tech Sector

September 16, 2014

Tweet On September 16, MMTC filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging its leaders to assign its Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age to research the causes of the stark employment gaps within the technology sector. Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners: The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) respectfully requests […]

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Pathways to 21st Century Success: Educational Equity and Opportunity

September 10, 2014

Tweet Today, most schools and libraries lack the bandwidth to keep pace with modern technology. If we want students to lead the world in educational achievement, we must not allow a significant number of schools and students to miss out on the benefits education technology has to offer. Otherwise, we sentence them to a lifetime […]

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MMTC Statement on T-Mobile’s Music Freedom Program

August 27, 2014

Tweet MMTC is pleased to support T-Mobile’s Music Freedom Program, which provides innovative music services to consumers, and without charge to participating music streaming service providers. And we are especially thrilled that Radio One’s music service, Black Planet, is now included in this landmark music offer.  Music Freedom has made history by opening its national […]

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Closing the Achievement Gap: Making the Case for Customized Curricula through Online Learning for K-12 Students

August 14, 2014

Tweet Let’s face it: There is no silver bullet to closing the educational achievement gap. Students’ needs are as varied as their backgrounds, cultures, socio-economic status, unique family situations, and individual learning abilities. How do we simultaneously raise the nation’s overall educational standard so that we remain globally competitive, while closing the vast educational gaps […]

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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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