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Apr17

Reforming the FCC’s “Designated Entity” Rules Will Promote Diversity in Spectrum Ownership


The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council recently released a white paper, “Digital Déjà Vu: A Road Map for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry,”[PDF] that calls on the FCC to reform its “designated entity” rules. “Designated entities” (DE) are the collective term used for women- and minority-owned businesses, and the paper calls for the FCC to increase opportunities for women and minority-owned enterprises to participate in spectrum auctions by reforming its “designated entity” rules. We agree that this issue deserves FCC review. As a company that is committed to diversity and inclusion, Verizon supports efforts to create opportunities for greater inclusion and participation. While we do not agree with every recommendation in the MMTC white … Continue reading

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