The InFOCUS Podcast: MMTC Former FCC Chair Symposium


Closing the digital divide. It’s a topic that the FCC under Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has put front-and-center, but getting to where the U.S. is today with respect to broadband infrastructure involved former acting Chair Mignon Clyburn and ex-Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein.

What they had to say on the subject, along with key topics impacting multicultural and minority radio and television broadcasters, was the focus of this year’s annual Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) Former FCC Chairs’ Symposium.

Former Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate served as moderator for the discussion, hosted by President/CEO Robert Branson.

What did Adelstein and Clyburn have to share? They offered their thoughts alongside the pioneering former FCC Chair Dick Wiley during the July 25 Zoom event, which saw Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) skillfully ignore a “bomber” who interrupted his address with expletives and a death threat.

In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FMRBR+TVBR is pleased to offer excerpts from the conversation.

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