Minority Groups Band Together to Obtain BTOP Funds
June 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2010 – The Broadband Opportunity Coalition, a new coalition of civil rights organizations, announced a plan to promote Broadband adoption and literacy among minority and disadvantaged communities. The coalition was formed in response to encouragement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for groups to coalesce around shared goals.
Groups Urge FCC to Address Telecom Needs of Puerto Rico
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, States
April 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – Groups advocating minority rights have sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission expressing their dismay that Puerto Rico does not experience the same telecommunications services that other U.S. jurisdictions enjoy.
Minority Media Council Donates Funds to Howard University
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
February 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 11, 2010 – The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has donated $175,000 to Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications.
Minority Groups Want Special Rules For Tribal Areas
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA Comments
December 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 – A number of groups representing minority interests are advocating that special rules be created by the government for Native Americans applying for broadband stimulus grants.
The awards are being decided by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities, which were charged by Congress in January to distribute $7.2 billion of federal funding to expand broadband penetration across the country.
Clear Correlation Between Education and Adoption, Says FCC Consumer Research Director
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
October 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 2, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission says that it wants to ensure that the pending national broadband plan addresses the needs of minorities, and the October 2, 2009, workshop heard multiple perspectives on the subject, with a focus on “Diversity and Civil Rights.”
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.