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    What Does Chairman Pai Mean for Lifeline?

    Lifeline significantly strengthens many facets of our society by providing low-income families with access to affordable communications services. The program’s recent modernization to include broadband internet access could not have come at a more critical time. By helping low-income Americans get online, we advance a number of societal goals—such as ensuring that kids can complete their homework, accessing efficient healthcare, getting people back to work, and maintaining public safety. By providing eligible participants with a modest subsidy, Lifeline can help bridge the digital divide and ensure that Americans living on the margins can connect to these critical services when they fall on hard economic times.

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    NHMC Welcomes Eduardo Osorio as its Spring 2017 Univision Policy Fellow

    NHMC recently welcomed Eduardo Osorio, a second year law student from UC Davis School of Law, as its Spring 2017 Univision Policy Fellow. The paid fellowship program, housed at NHMC, allows one law student per semester to learn about media and telecommunications policy issues from a civil rights and public interest perspective.

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    Spring Television Featuring Latinos

    The spring television season is upon us and NHMC wants to take this time to highlight all the Latinos who will be returning or making their first appearance this spring. Latinos can be seen on some of this spring’s biggest shows prominently feature Latino talent including Scandal, Riverdale, 24: Legacy, Fear The Walking Dead, and One Day at A Time.

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    Pew Releases New Stats on Internet Usage

    Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a new fact sheet detailing changes in Americans’ broadband and internet use since 2000. NHMC was not shocked by Pew’s research findings – specifically that “racial minorities…and those with lower levels of education and income are less likely to have broadband service at home.” Adults without a high school diploma were the least likely to access home broadband at a rate of 34%, whereas 91% of college graduates possessed home broadband. These facts illustrate the importance of NHMC’s advocacy work and continued support for programs that help bridge the digital divide that disproportionally impacts Latinos.

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    NHMC’s Carmen Scurato on WashingTECH Podcast

    On January 24, 2017, Carmen Scurato, director, policy & legal affairs appeared as a guest on Joe Miller’s WashingTECH Podcast to discuss the prospects of the FCC’s Lifeline program under the new administration.

    In the podcast, Carmen provides an overview of the Lifeline program, and explains how the expansion of the program to include broadband will help bridge the digital divide that disproportionately impacts Latinos and other people of color.

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    Why One Day at a Time is the most important show on TV

    I want to start this article with a small disclaimer. I’m not writing this because One Day at a Time is a show about Latinos, or because it stars one of the greatest performers of the last 100 years in Rita Moreno. I’m writing this because One Day at a Time is incredibly well done, funny, and is one of the most important shows on television.

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    NHMC Welcomes Aitza M. Haddad Nunez as its Fall 2016 Facebook Fellow

    NHMC is pleased to welcome its fall 2016 Facebook Fellow, Aitza M. Haddad Nunez!

    Haddad Nunez is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies Program at Howard University. She has a great passion for helping people on a global scale at the intersection of human and communications rights. Last year she clerked for Free Press, producing research and analysis on issues such as net neutrality and media ownership diversity.