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MMTC Names VP ofTelecom and Spectrum

WASHINGTON — Dr. Rikin Thakker, cofounder and senior adviser at RF Academics, has joined the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) as vice president of telecommunications and spectrum policy.

Thakker will help shape MMTC policy positions and gauge their impact of telecom policy on minorities and women. MMTC is focused on bridging the digital divide so diverse entrepreneurs can share in the promise of advanced telecommunications.

Thakker will be the lead content developer in MMTC's join Department of Labor contract (with the National Urban League and Wireless Infrastructure Association) to connect unemployed and underemployed minorities with apprenticeships in telecom infrastructure.

“We can promise great things in the coming year and beyond as MMTC continues to grow and increase our impact in media, telecom, and high tech at both the national policy and community levels,” MMTC president Kim Keenan said.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.