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Former Congressmen Towns and Stearns Urge Lawmakers and Industry to Create First Class Digital Citizenship, During Congressional Luncheon at MMTC’s BBSJ Summit

By Tiffany K. Bain America continues to be plagued by a widening partisan gridlock emanating in and out the chambers of the United States Congress.  Despite the seeming unlikelihood of Congress’ situation improving anytime s...
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Verizon and GWU Shed Light on Barriers to Telehealth and mHealth Adoption

At George Washington University (GWU) last Wednesday, a former U.S. Senator, three medical doctors, and a leader of a wireless technology coalition convened at Washington, D.C.’s only School of Public Health to participate in...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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SEC’s Recent Proposed Crowdfunding Rule Could Mean Better Access to Capital for Minority Online Video Content Creators

In late October 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a crowdfunding rule that could boost access to capital for U.S. startup entrepreneurs. The SEC voted unanimously to have the public comment on w...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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Verizon Supports Lowering Pay Phone Rates for Prisoners and Families

On Monday, one of the United States’ leading Fortune 500 telecommunications companies filed comments to the Federal Communications Commission endorsing reform that affects nearly 2.2 million prisoners and their famili...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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CASEnergy Co-Chair Elaborates on Latest White Paper

Just a day after the Clean and Safe Energy (CASEnergy) Coalition released its latest white paper titled, “Balancing Long-Term Energy Planning with Near-Term Energy Opportunity: An Exploration of Nuclear Infrastructure Investm...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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Sequester Deadline: ‘It’s very unfortunate that it has come to this point’

Furman said that Republicans in Congress will not prevent the damaging sequestration cuts from occurring because they refuse to close tax loopholes that would help lower the nation’s $16.6 trillion deficit.
by Tiffany K. Bain
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White House Officials: Preparations for a Stronger Economy, Workforce Starts with Education

The President’s plan includes providing free, high quality public preschool to all children, investments in...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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STELA Should Address Consumer Interests and Local Needs

Throughout the Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing held on February 13, satellite, broadcast and entertainment legal leaders told Congressional Committee members to make sure that consumer interests and local nee...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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AABE Summit Puts Focus on Increasing Minority Participation in Energy Industry

Gathering ideas to increase minority – particularly African American – participation in all aspects of the energy and environmental sectors was discussed at the American Association of Blacks in Energy’s (AABE) recent Ene...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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Lisa P. Jackson Leaves Lasting Legacy at EPA

A month after announcing her retirement as administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa P. Jackson, the first African American to head the federal agency, reflected on the mark she will leave a...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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Solutions for Accessible and Affordable Healthcare Powered by Broadband

Healthcare powered by broadband internet, often referred to as telemedicine and telehealth interchangeably, was...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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Comm Industry Exec, Congressional members offer guidance on Digital Age telecom policy

The best approaches to elevating new telecommunications legislation...
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NBCSL Encourages Members to Initiate Tele-Health Legislation

At its 36th Annual Legislative Conference last week, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) passed a resolution that expressed a need for statewide tele-health laws. In the resolution submitted by NBCSL Region V...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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School Grading, School Choice among Florida’s Formula for Student Achievement

For a little more than a decade, Florida has been recognized as a model for modern education reform. And at the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Annual National Summit, held this week in Washington, D.C., two policy r...
by Tiffany K. Bain
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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Shares Support, Solutions for Minorities in Communications Industry

Just six months into his four-year term as a Federal Communications Commissioner, Ajit Pai is more than ready to deal with issues that will help increase the number of minority broadcast station owners, breathe back life into A...
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