Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

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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.

FCC Lifeline Modernization

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) applauds today’s actions by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler to “restructure and modernize” the Lifeline program to support broadband access for low-income Americans.

2015 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

2015 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

MMTC and DE Opportunity Coalition File Comments on Designated Entities Program

The DE Opportunity Coalition (“Coalition”) reiterates its position that numerous public interest benefits flow from meaningful Designated Entity (DE) participation in spectrum auctions. The Commission should, therefore, continue to improve and expand the congressionally mandated DE program to foster competition and diversity in the ownership of commercial wireless spectrum among small businesses, minority- and women-owned business enterprises (“MWBEs”), and rural telephone companies.

MMTC Urges FCC to Avoid Unintended Consequences of Title II Regulation of the Open Internet

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 Rainbow Push and Intel Regarding Investment in Diversity

This week, Intel announced a bold plan to invest $300 million in a new Diversity In Technology Initiative...

Modernizing American Schools & Libraries

MMTC applauds yesterday’s decision by the FCC to take another step forward in the modernization of its E-Rate program.

MMTC on the President’s Open Internet Announcement

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,...

MMTC Sells Detroit Station WDTW to Hispanic Broadcaster

The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) yesterday closed on the sale of Detroit radio station WDTW (AM)...

MMTC Statement – Prison Payphones

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 Supports Designated Entity Participation in Spectrum Auctions

MMTC expresses strong support for FCC actions to reduce market entry barriers that impede designated entity participation in spectrum auctions.

MMTC Welcomes Our New CEO – Kim Keenan

MMTC Press Statement – Kim Keenan New President and CEO of MMTC

Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

Reply comments of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), ...

MMTC Supports Action on JSAs and SSAs

MMTC's Comments Regarding Action on JSAs and SSAs

MMTC Supports FCC’S Movement on IP Transition, Public Safety, Incentive Auctions…

MMTC Release – FCC Actions

MMTC and 35 Other Organizations File Ex Parte Letter with the FCC Calling for Lifeline Reform

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MMTC Policy Meeting April 28th

Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) as we welcome The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a host of expert discussants to delve into recent data on broadband adoption, efforts to narrow the digital divide, and current obstacles and opportunities to create public policies that advance digital inclusion.

Tell Congress We Need #NetLawNow!

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...

MMTC Passes the Baton

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.