Monday, December 17, 2018

Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza “Set-top Box Rules May Hinder Minority Programmers”

Earlier this week, all five FCC commissioners appeared at a hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, giving Congress an opportunity to examine whether the FCC’s recent actions best serve the American people. The hearing highlighted the need for the FCC to move away from burdensome regulations and return […]

Guest Blogger: Javier Palomarez “Broadband is Booming in America”

Let’s talk about good news. It’s called broadband and, as a June 2013 White House report makes clear, there’s a lot to celebrate. Just a few years ago, it was common to lament that America was falling behind Europe and others in terms of broadband access, availability and speed. Today, it’s clear that we’ve not […]

Guest Blogger: Ron Blackburn-Moreno “ConnectED: Advanced Connectivity to Expand Young People’s Universes”

President Obama recently signaled his belief that government has a continuing role in making America a better place for every citizen. Just as other leaders have seen a brighter future and moved to make it happen, the president said he wants to bring “next generation broadband and high-speed wireless” to every school and library in […]

Guest Blogger: Jason Llorenz “Hispanics, Broadband and the Digital Textbook Revolution”

Today, one in three entrants to the U.S. workforce is Hispanic, and by 2025 Hispanics will be one of every two new American workers. And so, the future of America’s workforce will be increasingly Hispanic. But without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults […]

LULAC Announces Collaboration with AT&T Supporting Signature Youth Mentoring and Technology Programs

The League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today announced that collaborative efforts with AT&T supporting its Adelante! America with AT&T and Empower Hispanic America with Technology (EHAT) initiatives will continue. The programs, which provide underserved youth in grades 8 through 12 with mentoring services and offer technology access and digital literacy training at select LULAC […]

Guest Blogger Series: Kristian Ramos “The President’s Vision for Our Next Economy, Hispanics, and Broadband”

As Americans continue to struggle with high unemployment and underemployment at record levels, President Barack Obama has made building a stronger economy, a central theme in his re-election campaign. This should resonate with all American’s in these trying economic times. The country needs an economy built on American innovation, increased development of workers skills and […]

New Program Club Digital looks to close Digital Divide among Latino Families

The launch of a new bilingual program this week, Club Digital, marks an unprecedented effort to close the digital divide affecting Latino families in the U.S. Club Digital is the nation’s most comprehensive bilingual, multimedia Internet training program that will reach nearly 3 million Latinos in California during its summer pilot program launched on August […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jorge Bauermeister “Telecom, Wireless, and Broadband Offer Untapped Economic Potential for the U.S. and Latinos”

The economy of the United States has been at a standstill since 2008.  Job creation has stagnated, and economic performance has businesses worried.  Despite these negatives, the potential for the American economy and workforce remains promising.  Through the power of technology, the economy can recover with positive job creation and strong business growth. In 2010, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Anna Gomez “Broadband and the Latino Community: Let’s Keep the Momentum Going!” (republished)

Yesterday I was happy to participate in a panel discussion about broadband at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) annual conference in San Antonio. NALEO members recognize that broadband Internet is one of the tools necessary to help their communities thrive in today’s economy. In fact, I think that any conference […]