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Changes to FCC’s Media Ownership Rules Costly to Consumers?

With the filing deadline rapidly approaching to submit reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding, another major media issue looms...

Is the FCC Being Distracted by Net Neutrality and Not Focusing...

It’s hard to miss what’s going on with the FCC and the debate over what constitutes an open Internet – or what exactly does...

FCC Commissioners Discuss Diversity and Inclusion In the Midst of Change

In the midst of a busy week for communications policy, MMTC’s Fifth Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit started its second day with a panel of five current or former FCC Commissioners. The timing for such a discussion couldn’t have been better if it were in a Hollywood script. The DC Circuit released its decision in Verizon v. FCC, ruling that the Commission’s open internet rules may require broadband carriers to disclose their traffic management policies to consumers, but that the Commission overstepped its authority in requiring carriers to treat all traffic equally.

Speed, Diversity, and Multi-stakeholder Input Among Chief Desires for FCC Reform

By letter dated December 19, 2013, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council submitted to the Federal Communications Commission sixteen recommendations about ways to improve...

As the Records Spin: Changing the Tune of Performance Royalty Legislation

I love radio and have fond memories of my college DJ days when we used these really neat things called records to play songs. ...

Telecom Leaders Discuss Minority Participation in Ownership and Procurement

“Capital is the lifeblood for minority owned companies and is key to getting your foot in the door.” - Ajit Pai

Media Ownership in Black and White: Data Dodges and Double Standards

Deregulatory initiatives seem to move much faster at the FCC than efforts to improve media ownership diversity. The FCC is expected to relax its long-standing blanket...

Political Ads: Do Minority Media Outlets Benefit?

With less than two weeks remaining before Election Day, the presidential candidates and Super PACs have spent nearly $1 billion on advertising, enriching broadcast...

Jazz Has Endured – But, Can Public Media Do the Same?

The FCC’s media ownership rules have never resulted in commercial programming that fully reflects local communities.  Local newscasts make up only a small portion...

Court Calls Out FCC For Lack of Rules on Diversity in...

Last week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit raised the question: Why is the Federal Communications Commission taking so...