<![CDATA[On February 4, 2019, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), Common Cause, Communications Workers of America, United Church of Christ and members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Media/Telecom Task Force in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concern over proposed findings in the agency’s upcoming Broadband Deployment Progress Report. Under Section 706 of the Communications Act, the FCC is required to produce an annual Broadband Deployment Progress Report to analyze the status of broadband deployment throughout the United States. For years, the FCC reported that, due to the millions of Americans who still lack access to high speed broadband at home, broadband is not being reasonably and adequately deployed throughout the country. However, in the 2017 Progress Report, the Commission drastically changed its findings. The Commission altered the methodology used to measure connectivity and concluded that broadband is being reasonably and adequately deployed. Despite the public outcry to shifts in the inaccuracies in the the report, the FCC plans to make the same conclusion for its 2018 Broadband Deployment Progress Report, which is scheduled for publication sometime this month. NHMC joins allies in requesting the following from the FCC:
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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