Monday, April 26, 2010

NHMC Urges FCC to Protect the Open Internet

Press Release
April 26, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Inez Gonzalez
(213) 718-0740

NHMC Urges FCC to Protect the Open Internet


Rebuts claims that such rules would preclude affordable broadband in communities of color

Washington, D.C.  This evening the National Hispanic Media Coalition ("NHMC") submitted two separate reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission, urging the agency to adopt "net neutrality" regulations: one filed individually by NHMC, and the other filed jointly with Media Justice Commenters, a collection of groups represented by Media Access Project's Parul Desai, that includes the Media Action Grassroots Network,,, Applied Research Center, Afro-Netizen, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Native Public Media, Rural Broadband Policy Group and NHMC.


In NHMC's individual filing, the organization urged that it "remains steadfast in its belief that the proposed rules are necessary to ensure that all people - especially people of color, who have been traditionally under and misrepresented on mainstream media - enjoy opportunities to share their stories fairly and accurately and pursue online business and educational opportunities.  NHMC rejects the contention that open Internet rules will somehow affect the availability and affordability of broadband for the poor and communities of color, and has therefore signed onto the comments of the Media Justice Commenters to rebut that claim in detail." 


"To refute the claims of some - that network neutrality is a regime that will only help white, elite, 'bandwidth hogs' and video-gamers - our reply comments include stories from our constituents that demonstrate that net neutrality rules are crucial to the advancement of Latino content creators and business owners, among others," said Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Policy Counsel.  Take Omar Lomeli, for example, who told NHMC this story:


Broadband has made it so easy for me to communicate with people around the world that my business has now gone international with clients in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, and Mexico. VOIP services such as Skype, Google Talk and magicJack allow me to see and meet with my clients without taking an expensive trip to Europe. With remote support services such as GoToAssist I am able to help my clients with their computer problems as if I was sitting right next to them. Without the power of broadband Internet, none of this would be possible.  I would not be able to assist my long-distance clients if my ISP blocked or degraded access to these bandwidth-intensive applications and services, or if I was charged extra to use them.  Network neutrality is essential to the success of my business.


For more information on how net neutrality benefits the Latino community and other communities of color, please read NHMC's reply comments at NHMC Net Neutrality Reply CommentFor an explanation of why net neutrality will close - rather than widen - the digital divide, please read NHMC's joint comment with the Media Justice Commenters at

Media Justice Commenters Net Neutrality Reply Comment




The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-profit, media advocacy organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California.  Our mission is to improve the image of American Latinos as portrayed by the media, increase the number of American Latinos employed in all facets of the media industry, and advocate for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the Latino community.
NHMC | 55 S. Grand Ave. | Pasadena | CA | 91105

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said... Videos :

Several Shakira Videos : Singer goes to Phoenix Arizona and talks with the Mayor and the Chief of Police ( they are worried ) - She talks to the victims of Racism and is praised by Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot

Shakira is becoming the Super Symbol of Latinos in USA :

Shakira is in Phoenix Arizona with the victims of Racism ( and Imbecility ! ) ... The abuse against Latinos in Arizona, harassed, stalked, victimized and insulted.

Shakira speaks out against Racism and joins the Boycott against Arizona - She talks with many victims that will have to abandon the state, even American Citizens are harassed and insulted.

April 29, 2010 — CNN
Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Law - The Boycott against Racism - Racial profiling - SHAKIRA ARIZONA BOYCOTT

Shakira Joins Arizona Boycott!


Rachel Maddow shows the Big Magnitude of the Boycott - Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot talks to Rachel, Tom Simplot praises Shakira, and underlines her importance - Great Damage to Phoenix during the past Martin Luther King Boycott

goog2k — April 28, 2010 — Rachel talks with Phoenix city councilman, Tim Simplot, about the Mayor's suit against the Arizona law and boycotts. Shakira's coming to Phoenix Thursday. From MSNBC &

Phoenix Mayor sues Arizona. Oops!!! Shakira will weigh in - Rachel Maddow


Betunosy — April 30, 2010 — La cantante fue a Phoenix, Arizona el jueves para mostrar su rechazo a la ley SB1070.



People in Seattle ( State of Washington ) joining to battle against the Racism in Arizona

ChangedTheWorldToday — April 30, 2010 — Seattle is boycotting Arizona in an attempt to voice their opposition to the new immigration reform.

Boycott on Arizona

Look for these Videos in or here :

Vicente Duque