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Attributable Material Relationship Rule Undermines Access to Capital for Designated Entities

Profit attribution is but one hurdle MWBEs (minority and women-owned businesses) face in trying to become spectrum licensees, according to a recent filing by...

Designated Entity Rules and Secondary Market Transactions Should Be a Top-line...

America's tech and telecom sectors account for one-sixth of the nation's GDP, and in an increasingly digital economy, spectrum is a vital resource for...

First Class Digital Citizenship: Clarion Call of the Modern Civil...

MMTC has a long history of advocating for greater diversity and inclusion in the technology and telecommunications sectors, and they’re sure to pursue first class digital citizenship among its top priorities in 2014 and beyond. “We still have to close the digital divide,” Honig said. “We have to end broadband redlining. We have to preserve and grow vast new entrepreneurial and career opportunities in traditional and new media and in telecommunications.”

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.

TELE-MED Seeks to Overcome Physician Shortages, Health Care Disparities

A recent report by the D.C. Board of Medicine should give us all cause for concern because it is a microcosm of a more...

FCC’s Future Uncertain; Lackluster Broadband Definitions to Blame

Listening to Monday’s net neutrality arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals-District of Columbia left me with the impression that the Federal Communications Commission...

Progressive Ideals Out of Touch with Needs of Minority Communities?

If progressives ever had as a goal the expansion of broadband to minorities, that goal must have fallen off the agenda.  Just as the...

Broadband Access Can Help Us Fulfill the Dream

It's been fifty years since Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., led the March on Washington to protest racism, unemployment, and economic inequities affecting African Americans. ...

Immigration and Its Deep Roots in Social Justice

Comprehensive immigration reform has been a hotly contested issue in recent times across many states and on the national stage.  But restrictive immigration policies...

Dying Breed: Admissions Gap for Minorities at Elite Colleges Increases

With the admissions gap widening, statistics continue to display the need for more educational programs to increase the number of minorities enrolling in our top colleges and universities. One thing is for sure, there is a need for minorities at our elite colleges so our classrooms truly reflect our America.