HTTP member, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, sent a letter to William Kerr, CEO of Arbitron, regarding the USHCC’s concern that a resolution to community and industry concerns about Arbitron’s flawed Portable People Meter (PPM) audience measurement system.
A letter issued by 23 civil rights organizations should provide some answers to those who profess to being troubled and confused by the civil rights community’s unwillingness to fall into lock-step with them and the Administration on the Open Internet proceeding.
HTTP is engaged in technology policy because we believe that full participation and opportunities for success in the economic, social and civic life of this country will soon become unattainable for Hispanics and others without high-speed access to the Internet.
The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) welcomes the announcement that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing to explore the negative impact that Arbitron’s Portable People Meter has had on minority radio.
Today, Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau & Vice President for Advocacy, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Sylvia Aguilera, Executive Director of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), delivered a letter to Gigi Sohn, President and Co-founder of Public Knowledge.
The minority advocacy organizations issued the joint letter to express their indignation at offensive statements made in a recent blog by Art Brodsky, PK’s Director of Communications, regarding minority organizations that have weighed in opposition to Public Knowledge in the current debate regarding network neutrality.