MMTC media confab features Washington VIPs


The second annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit put together by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council would look almost like a monthly Open Meeting of the FCC, if it didn’t have so many other denizens of Washington on the schedule in addition to no less than four FCC commissioners.

MMTC has been concerned about the difficulty minority entrepreneurs have getting started in the broadband business, not to mention just about any communications field, and it is also concerned about the so-called digital divide. As broadband plays a bigger role in the daily lives of Americans, MMTC wants to make sure access is available to everybody.

The two day event, running 1/20-21/11, will be held at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington and will feature viewpoints from all over the political spectrum.

The event will culminate in the “Social Justice Reception,” which will feature an address by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

Also in attendance will be:

* FCC Commissioner Michael Copps

* FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker

* FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

* FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

* Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

* Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL

* White House Senior Advisor Philip Weiser

* NTIA Deputy Director Anna Gomez

* Politic365 Editor in Chief Kristal High

* MasTec President and CEO Jose Mas

* Comcast Senior Vice President Joseph Waz

Workshop topics will include:

* “The Obama Administration’s Broadband Policy Priorities”

* “Civic Engagement and Social Justice In The Wake Of The 2010 Election,”