Tag Archive: FCC Chair

Apr 17

U.S. Latinos Win if U.S. Wins Race to 5G

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The core mission of TechLatino is to ensure that the U.S. Latino community has a seat at the table for present and future generations to come. Latinos use wireless as our primary means of communication compared to other technologies and ethnic communities. It is for this reason that we have championed reforms aimed at hastening …

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Dec 13

@techlatino Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza on Net Neutrality Misconceptions

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Criticism of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new proposal to reform its net neutrality rules has significantly intensified recently and gotten extremely politicized to the point of ignoring salient points in favor of the upcoming proposal. Last week, some protesters even put signs on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s lawn and claimed his children would realize one …

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Feb 18

Antiquated 20th Century Rules Will Hinder Latino Growth in 21 Century HiTech Sector.

  Recently, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plan to use antiquated, 20th Century telephone rules to help protect Internet openness in the 21st Century. The move puts at risk some of the crucial policy initiatives that Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and organizations have championed for years: increasing broadband adoption and digital …

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Sep 15

NCTA Submits Open Internet Rules Reply Comments

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Today, NCTA submitted its reply comments to the FCC regarding the proposed new Open Internet Rules. As we’ve said before, cable broadband providers are unequivocally committed to building and maintaining an open Internet experience. That means we support the original principles of Net Neutrality – that all legitimate Internet traffic should be treated equally when traveling over …

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May 01

Obama Nominates Former Wireless Lobbyist Tom Wheeler to lead FCC

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As expected, President Barack Obama has officially nominated former wireless industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler as chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler, who served on the Obama-Biden transition team, is known for his work with the CTIA, a mobile industry group that he headed from 1992 to 2004. He has also spent time as the …

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May 01

LISTA, MMTC and 48 National Organizations Write to the White House about FCC Nominations

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Fifty national organizations sent a letter to the White House today urging the Obama Administration, when filling positions as chair and commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, to nominate candidates committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. The representation of women and minorities in media and telecom ownership, procurement, and employment remains disproportionately low in industries overseen by the …

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Apr 20

Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access by Jose A. Marquez-Leon

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Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access Last year, I wrote about the struggles of the 4.2 million Latinos living in rural areas to connect to high-speed Internet networks. It’s no secret that the FCC found the majority of 10 million households that don’t have access are in rural areas, and the U.S. Department …

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Apr 17

After Hispanicise 2012… Latinos Will Definately Need More Spectrum…by Jose Marquez.

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Last week, I had the pleasure to be at the Hispanicize 2012 Conference in Miami, Florida. It was one of the most engaging conferences that I attended in over 4 yrs. Bloggers and twitter experts from across the nation came together to discuss best practices and develop strategies for more wireless apps for Latinos, i.e. …

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Feb 08

Internet Essentials: Progress of a Digital Divide Killer

Six months into the program, Comcast released a progress report on its Internet Essentials program – the low-cost Internet and training offering that Comcast led the pack with as a condition to its merger with NBC Universal. The program provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month; the option to purchase a full-service, Internet ready computer …

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Nov 16

Hispanics Named to FCC Diversity Advisory Panel as it appears in Hispanic Business Magazine

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Diversity Advisory Panel –> Several Hispanics have been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s rechartered Federal Advisory Diversityfor Communications in the Digital Age.The first meeting has been scheduled for Dec. 6, according to the FCC. The Diversity Committee’s mission is to advice the FCC regarding policies and practices that will enhance diversity in the telecommunications and related …

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