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.
Today, in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) voted to begin a formal process to modernize Lifeline. NHMC applauded Chairman Wheeler’s outline of his vision for modernizing Lifeline for the digital age, which he released on May 28
"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.
In a column on Univision.com, NHMC president and CEO Alex Nogales writes about the importance of increasing home broadband access to Latinos
A PSA featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers' Spanish-language announcer Jaime Jarrín to inform consumers about low-cost high-speed internet options is rolling out this week on Spanish-language media.