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The latest Small Business Bill Broken Down

The Senate passed the Small Business  Lending Assistance and Tax Relief Bill this past Thursday. Democrats won a 61-38 vote to pass the legislation, joined by two Republicans.   The bill now needs to be approved by the House before going to President Obama’s desk for his signature. The bill, which becomes law on January 1, 2011 is […]

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3rd Circuit Designated Entity Case is a WIN for Small Wireless companies

I am so happy to report that the case in which I served as amici counsel for 10 small, women- and minority-owned wireless companies and supporting nonprofits, Council Tree, et al. v. FCC, has resulted in a big WIN for the most part!! In a 53-page ruling, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals struck down […]

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The Senator & his big massive list of corporations electing to not fill out his corporate diversity survey

I made my way down to Capitol Hill yesterday to hear the lone Hispanic member of the Senate,  Senator Robert Menendez announce the results of a comprehensive report that summarizing  findings from a voluntary survey his office organized of the nation’s top corporations.  As I would expect,  the survey revealed far lower representation among minorities and women on corporate […]

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A light at the End of the Comcast/NBCU Merger?

It was refreshing to attend the MMTC 8th Annual Access to Capital Conference last week. Among other things, I appreciated learning about the various opportunities for African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American entrepreneurs that are interested in media and communications properties ownership. During one session at the conference, I got an opportunity to ask […]

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Google on Transparency: Sometimes Yes. Sometimes No.

I thought it was interesting that my friends at Google are asking the government to impose more transparency on mobile broadband speed data which I am ALL FOR, by the way!  A recent Communications Daily article summarized Google’s formal arguments: Google encouraged the FCC to “collect a diverse range of metrics” for mobile broadband services […]

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Minority digital entrepreneurs to the FCC: You don’t want to get in the way of our Twitter, do you?

Take a gander at the following facts: Fact: YouTube, the fastest growing website on the Internet, started with a $3.5 million dollar venture capital investment. Google acquired it in October 2006 for $1.5 billion in stock. Fact: Although Facebook was only bringing in $500,000 in revenue at the time it was early stage seeking investors, […]

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