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Statement on FCC Plan to Update Local Media Ownership Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to a recent announcement from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the agency’s plan to vote on updating outdated media ownership rules: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund supports modernizing regulations that were written for a vastly different media landscape and that […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Appoints HLF President to Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced today that the organization’s President, Mario H. Lopez, has been appointed by the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE). “I am excited and honored to join an advisory committee that will give advice and insight to the […]

Concerns Regarding Invalidated Patents and Appeals Process in Apple v. Samsung Case

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Samsung’s motion for a stay pending their appeal to the Supreme Court in their design patent case with Apple. Following this denial, Apple’s lawyers requested entry of a “partial final judgment” to request that the damages (other than those related to devices for […]

Why Apply Ancient Rules to the Internet?

Title II Reclassification Will Stifle Innovation and Hurt Consumers

Soon, the public will know the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet proceedings.  Among the issues being deliberated is a potential decision to reclassify broadband internet as a common-carrier, i.e. a utility-like service under “Title II” regulations.   Title II refers to outdated, onerous rules that were originally designed to address the now […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Latinos and Adoption of Technology

As I wrote recently, Hispanics are greatly influencing every aspect of American politics, culture, and economics. A great example is the increasing role of Hispanics in one of the most influential mediums in American culture—the Internet.  Broadband access—a crucial service that helps fuel American innovation, job creation, and educational opportunities—is allowing Hispanics to influence American […]