Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

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Save the Date: July 13-14 Access to Capital & Telecom Policy Conference

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s (MMTC) 14th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference convenes hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues impacting multicultural entrepreneurs and underserved communities.

Welcome to MMTC Online

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.

MMTC President Kim Keenan Receives Vote It Loud’s 2016 Media Executive of the Year Award

Congratulations to MMTC President Kim Keenan!

MMTC Press Statement Reply Comments Filed in FCC Set Top Proceeding

MMTC and Nine Other Civil Rights Organizations Stress Negative Impact of FCC’s Set-Top Box Proceeding; Urge Commission to Conduct Evidentiary Studies

MMTC Releases White Paper: Zero Rating Impact on Consumers

Understanding and Appreciating Zero-Rating: The Use and Impact of Free Data in the Mobile Broadband Sector

MMTC and Nine Other Civil Rights Organizations Urge FCC to Pause Set-Top Box Proceeding, Conduct Evidentiary Studies

“The Commission is promoting a model that hands over the hard work of diverse programmers and content creators to companies that will profit from their work without compensating them,” stated MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan. “The Commission should not place its finger on the scale and pick winners and losers in this proceeding, with diverse content creators and distributors clearly on the losing end. We urge the Commission to pause this proceeding and conduct evidentiary studies on the impact of the set top box proposal on diversity, privacy, and cost to consumers.”

MMTC Press Statement Comcast Set Top Announcement

Today, Comcast announced its new Xfinity TV Partner Program that will allow consumers to access their Comcast cable service without a traditional set-top box thanks to new partnerships with Samsung and Roku to include Comcast Xfinity apps on their devices. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) lauds Comcast for this innovation and effort to improve viewer experience.

9 National Orgs Urge Political Candidates to Engage Minority-Owned Media

We write to appeal to each of you to confirm that minority-owned media will be included as a major component of your advertising plans throughout the 2016 campaign.

MMTC Press Statement Zero Rating White Paper

Understanding and Appreciating Zero-Rating: The Use and Impact of Free Data in the Mobile Broadband Sector

MMTC Press Statement|FCC Lifeline Modernization

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its plans to modernize the Lifeline program subsidy for wireline and wireless service for low-income consumers; the Commission will begin offering broadband support this year and phase in a mobile broadband minimum service standard over the next five years.

MMTC Press Statement MMTC Releases Lifeline White Paper

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) has released a White Paper titled, “A Lifeline to High-Speed Internet Access: An Economic Analysis of Administration Costs and the Impact on Consumers.”

Civil Rights Organizations Against Mandatory Lifeline Copays

In 2060, people of color are projected to comprise 56 percent of the total U.S. population, up from just 38 percent in 2014. This shift in the demographic composition of our country will generate more interest and urgency in addressing issues around economic and social mobility.