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Reforming the FCC’s “Designated Entity” Rules Will Promote Diversity in Spectrum Ownership

Donna Epps, Verizon’s Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, recently published the following post on Verizon’s Policy Blog:The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council recently released a white pa...
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Ban Internet Taxation, Says Diverse Group to Hill

A bi-partisan group of multicultural stakeholders united in asking congressional leadership to permanently extend the moratorium on Internet taxation by passing the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) and the Interne...
by Kristal High
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Leading Civil Rights Advocates Challenge FCC Rule Comprising Constitutional Freedoms

The nation’s largest civil rights groups recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission protesting a proposed staff recommendation that would require respondents to Commission proceedings to engage in “enhanced disclo...
by Kristal High
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Was the Netflix-Comcast Deal Inevitable?

Stop me if you’ve been here before; it’s a weeknight, nothing’s on TV, you’ve had a rough day, and it’s time to just relax on the couch.  You turn on Netflix, time to binge watch House of Cards for, oh, say the next ...
by Kristian Ramos
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Texting & Driving #1 Teen Killer, Simulator Tries to Drive the Message Home

Drinking and driving used to be the number one killer of teenagers. No more, as texting while driving causes more than 3,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries annually among teens. An estimated 2,700 teens die and 282,000 are injured...
by Kristal High
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Wireless is an Essential Service and Should Not Face Sin Taxes

MyWireless.org, a broad-based coalition of wireless consumers, recently released its National Tax Survey highlighting growing dissatisfaction with ever-increasing taxes on wireless goods and services. Of the consumers surveyed,...
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As Most Avid Smartphone Users, Latinos Want Lower Wireless Taxes

A recent study by Nielsen says that Latinos are adopting and using smartphones at rates higher than any other ethnic or racial group.  As revealed in the latest Digital Consumer Report, even as Americans generally shift toward...
by Kristal High
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Comcast Extends Internet Essentials Indefinitely, Grants $1 Million for Learning Zones

Comcast’s recent announcement that it will extend its Internet Essentials program indefinitely, and will expand it to Time Warner Cable markets pending closure of their merger, is welcome news. The digital divide is a serious...
by Kristal High
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