The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (“MMTC”) shares in the Commission’s goals to protect and promote an open Internet. MMTC submits this ex parte to: (1) reinforce our position that Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act, supplemented by a consumer-friendly, probable cause enforcement mechanism like Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, is the most viable regulatory approach to enforce open Internet provisions while protecting consumers; and (2) raise questions regarding the proposed use of Title II and the potential unintended consequences on broadband adoption for people of color, the disabled, the economically disadvantaged, rural residents, and seniors. As stated in previous filings, MMTC believes that we can achieve the goal of smart net neutrality rules while fostering broadband adoption and informed use without the use of Title II regulation.
MMTC applauds yesterday’s decision by the FCC to take another step forward in the modernization of its E-Rate program.
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds the goal of this morning’s Presidential Statement on Net Neutrality. MMTC continues to support open Internet principles that will prevent blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization, as well as offering increased transparency to consumers. MMTC recently joined with other national civil rights organizations to support an approach that will protect the open Internet while also achieving investment, infrastructure deployment, and universal adoption for all Americans.
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds the FCC decision to expand upon its reforms of the high cost of phone calls for incarcerated individuals.
MMTC expresses strong support for FCC actions to reduce market entry barriers that impede designated entity participation in spectrum auctions.
MMTC Press Statement – Kim Keenan New President and CEO of MMTC
Reply comments of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), ...
MMTC's Comments Regarding Action on JSAs and SSAs
MMTC Release – FCC Actions
Tweet Tell Congress We Need #NetLawNow! Bad choices can make Today’s Internet Tomorrow’s Memory. Here’s what is happening right now to your Internet: On Thursday, February 25, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the government’s independent agency that oversees the media and telecommunications industries, is about to deliver a...
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council welcomed their new President and CEO, Kim Keenan, and acknowledged the leadership of MMTC’s co-founder and President of 28 years, David Honig, during their “Passing the Baton” Welcome Reception.
The current debate on the future of the Internet has led to differences in the appropriate regulatory approach that will foster broadband adoption, competition, and deployment.
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