Description: Federal Communications Commissioners discuss the outlook for the FCC in the Trump Administration, including their top priorities over the next 12 months, opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses to enter the communications industry, net neutrality, the Lifeline program, secondary market transactions, spectrum, drones, and agency transparency. Newly appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai delivers opening remarks.
Description: Leading broadband and telecom industry representatives, diverse suppliers, and academics discuss the wireless infrastructure upgrades that will take place between now and 2020 (when 5G is expected to become a reality), the related opportunities for apprenticeships and employment, and the government policies that make it happen. MMTC discusses its U.S. Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA contract, in partnership with the National Urban League and Wireless Infrastructure Association, to train long-term unemployed people of color for jobs in the telecom industry.
Description: Former FCC Chairs discuss minority ownership, EEO enforcement, minority procurement, platform neutrality, and other issues impacting MWBEs and consumers of color under the Trump Administration. They offer advice to the incoming chair and administration about how to navigate the process, build consensus and support, and what they might do differently if they had a second chance at the chair.
Description: MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan delivers MMTC's Annual State of Broadband and Social Justice Address; Congresswoman Yvette Clarke delivers remarks; and National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial delivers a keynote address. MMTC confers its Everett C. Parker Lifetime Achievement Award – its highest honor – and the Champion of Digital Equality and Extraordinary Service Awards.
Description: FinTech stands at the intersection of financial services and technology, creating solutions for the unbanked, the undercapitalized, and middle class Americans. The FinTech Empowerment Forum seeks to amplify the latest developments in FinTech, highlight diverse FinTech leaders, and open a dialogue on how diverse FinTech companies are helping close America’s wealth gap.
Description: MMTC confers its Excellence in Financial Services Award to multicultural frontrunners in FinTech empowerment. MMTC also confers its Extraordinary Service, Digital Media Pioneer for Social Justice, and Distinguished Pro Bono Service Awards upon distinguished leaders in the industry.