Studies show that Latinos, African Americans and the poor lag behind other demographic groups when it comes to broadband adoption, and that cost is a primary barrier to adoption. Many educational and occupational opportunities are only available online, thus broadband is a necessary tool for success. NHMC will continue to advocate that the universal service fund, currently used to subsidize telephone connections in rural areas and in poor households, be extended to subsidize broadband Internet as well.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017 CONTACT Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 email@example.com Chairman Pai’s Net Neutrality Plan Would Disadvantage Latinos, Allow Corporations to Rake in Greater Profit Today, Federal Communications Commission […]
National Hispanic Media Coalition's (NHMC) executive vice president and general counsel, Jessica J. Gonzalez testifies before the U.S. Senate, sharing her personal experiences with using the Lifeline program and how the program attributed t ...
The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced a new pair of bills today, which instruct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize Lifeline to fully support broadband services and take additional steps to en ...
"Those who seek to delay the FCC process are spitting in the faces of millions of Americans who today lack broadband access because it is too expensive.
NHMC applauds the Federal Communications Commission's vote on Thursday to allow communities to bring faster, fiber Internet to their residents.
NHMC commends FCC's vote to increase funding cap for federal program that helps connect schools and libraries to high-speed Internet access service.
NHMC applauds the FCC’s proposed $1.5 billion funding increase for a federal program that helps schools and libraries in poor neighborhoods to connect to high-speed internet service.