Tag Archive: FCC Chair

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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Oct 17

LISTA Chairman and Microech President & CEO, Tony Jimenez has been Named to the 2011 Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America.

Leading Publication Recognizes Jimenez’ Impact on Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Government Tech Field Vienna, VA – October 14, 2011 – MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez has been named to the 2011 Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America. The list is made up of prominent Hispanic movers and shakers in the areas of business, diversity, …

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Jun 17

Hispanics Rank High on Digital Divide

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When Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, stood before the Cupertino City Council earlier this month to pitch his plans for building an enormous spaceship-shaped corporate headquarters, Councilwoman Kris Wang smiled wide and asked, “Do we get free Wi-Fi or something like that?” Mr. Jobs brushed off the remark with a joke, but when asked again, …

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May 26

Over 125 Medical and Tech Professionals attend Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association’s 4th Annual TechLatino 2030 Legislative Forum – Wrap Up

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Congressman John Lewis, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Manny Ruiz and Thomas Oliver are among the Honored at LISTA’s Government Beacon Awards Reception. CONTACT: John Simmons  simmonsj@a-lista.org 800-775-0889 Washington, DC, May 12, 2011 – Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and the National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology welcomed nearly 125 distinguished guests to its …

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Feb 08

As Landline Use Wanes, FCC Moves Funds To Broadband..

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted today to revise an $8 billion funding program by shifting subsidies from companies that provide telephone service to broadband providers. The move is aimed at increasing the availability of broadband in rural areas, where an estimated 24 million people lack high-speed Web access — while virtually all U.S. …

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Jan 13

Hello, Hello, Hell — Wireless Carrier’s ‘Pro-Consumer’ Plan Still Discriminates

It’s only been three weeks since the Federal Communications Commission voted to enact net neutrality regulations and already one company, wireless carrier MetroPCS, faces accusations of violating them. The allegations stem from MetroPCS’s new pricing plans — especially its cheap $40 a month subscription. For that amount, users will get unlimited voice and text and …

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Dec 01

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI REMARKS ON PRESERVING INTERNET FREEDOM AND OPENNESS.

Good morning.   After months of hard work at the FCC, in other parts of government, in the private sector, and in the public interest community, and after receiving more than 100,000 comments from citizens across America, we have reached an important milestone in our effort to protect Internet freedom and openness.   Yesterday, I circulated to …

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Aug 28

Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA) and Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) Announce Partnership to Further Digital Empowerment Initiatives.

  LISTA and ADE partnership will work to facilitate digital advocacy, digital literacy, job creation and economic development in regards to digital empowerment initiatives   Today, Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA), the nation’s leading organization of Latino technology professionals and the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), a nonprofit organization that provides broadband solutions …

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May 25

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Applauds the 74 Members of Congress’ Letter to the FCC

New York, N.Y. – Today Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) President and CEO, Jose Marquez-Leon released the following statement in response to the May 24, 2010 letter to the Federal Communications Commission on the importance of broadband adoption and deployment over regulation. LISTA is pleased to see 74 members of Congress join …

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Mar 15

FCC Chair Admits U.S. is Falling Behind in Being Digitally Literate.

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FCC Chair Admits U.S. is falling behind in being digitally literate. The Internet has transformed America with its power to generate innovation and opportunity and by its ability to connect, inform and entertain us like no technology in history. But we are not even close to realizing the full potential of high-speed Internet, or “broadband,” …

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