National Latino Groups Respond To Net Neutrality Changes



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With the Federal Communications Commission going back to the drawing board on Net Neutrality and Comcast recently announcing its proposed take-over of Time Warner Cable, the internet landscape as we know it is changing. National Latino organizations are reacting – with what could be described as “skeptical optimism.”
Comcast/Time Warner
One of the major Latino organizations to respond to the proposed merger of Comcast NBCUniversal and Time Warner Cable, the National Hispanic Leaderships Agenda (NHLA) sees the proposed move as potentially beneficial. The NHLA is a coalition of 37 preeminent national Latino organizations in the U.S., and it has a preexisting, FCC-backed arrangement with Comcast NBCUniversal to promote diversity, engage Spanish-speaking customers, and invest in the Latino community.
The NHLA sees the merger as a possibility to strengthen Comcast’s pledge to the Latino community and extend it to a whole new company. “Our coalition views the proposed merger between Comcast NBCUniversal and Time Warner Cable as a high priority for Latino organizations to address given the potential impact on Latino access to media and broadband,” stated Hector Sanchez, NHLA Chair, in a release. “We look forward to engaging these companies in a robust discussion about this transaction and how it will impact our communities.”
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