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National Cable and Telecommunication’s ‘Adoption Plus Program’ Born on Discussions with FCC Chiefs

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan December 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – The nation’s cable television and internet providers are once again making an aggressive push for broadband stimulus funds to be spent on “demand-side” programs as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association announced a pilot program for “Adoption Plus” – a proposal to promote broadband adoption for nearly 3.5 million children of middle school age.

The children targeted by the program live in around 1.8 million low-income households that are eligible for the National School Lunch Program and do not receive broadband services.

MMTC Gets New Radio Stations, Closely Follows Broadband Stimulus

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA July 21st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2009 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council today received four radio stations and equipment from Clear Channel radio. The gift was promulgated on the second day of the MMTC’s twelfth annual conference, a meeting of minority leaders to discuss current telecom trends and policies as well as to pool interest.

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