January Deadline to Comment on FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn’s #Solutions2020 Call to Action

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January Deadline to comment on FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn’s #Solutions2020 Call to Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flagstaff, AZ – January 10, 2017-  Mignon L. Clyburn, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), released a draft of the #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan on December 19, 2016. The plan identified six actionable items that would address digital divides by delivering robust connectivity within four years. The deadline to submit comments, suggestions, and feedback on the plan is January 11, 2017. The final report will be released in early 2017.

“Commissioner Clyburn’s continued support for increased media ownership among Native Americans and people of color is critical.  Tribal communities continue to have a need for multiple means of communication including radio,” Loris Taylor, President and CEO of Native Public Media, previously stated.

The plan includes a call to action for the following areas: 1) Ensuring Affordable Communication, 2) Empowering Communities, 3) 5G and Beyond for All Americans, 4) Enhancing Consumer Protections, 5) Broadband as a Driver of Improved Health Service, and 6) Promoting a More Diverse Media Landscape. Comments, suggestions or feedback can be submitted to solutions2020@fcc.gov. To view the document, visit: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db1219/DOC-342689A1.pdf.

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Native Public Media is a national organization devoted to encouraging healthy, independent and engaged tribal communities through media access, control and ownership.  Currently 58 Native owned and operated radio stations and a handful of television stations and projects serve Indian Country.

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