Competition in the cable TV marketplace will lead to greater diversity in programming and increased opportunities for Hispanics in the media, advocates Gabriela Lemus, Director of Policy and Legislation for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

Young U.S. Hispanics lead the tech vanguard, according to a new report issued by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) at the University of Southern California. The report, Trends and Impact of Broadband in the Latino Community, illustrates how broadband has become the new telecommunications standard.

"If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." This quote is attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, an author, philosopher, thinker and Unitarian minister.

New product introductions, portfolio refreshes, and exciting new form factors helped spur growth in the worldwide mobile phone market during the third quarter of 2005.

A new study says America’s small businesses would benefit greatly if the cable television market was opened to competition and providers began marketing services to this sector, which is often described as the nation’s economic engine.

The second edition of “Premios Juventud” aired to a record-breaking audience of viewers of all ages.

Mobile phone service revenues have more than tripled since 1998, roughly keeping pace with growth in the subscriber population. Average monthly bills likewise have increased: after touching a low of $39.43 in December 1998, bills have risen to $50.64 as of December 2004, the best since 1995.

Yankee Group revealed that the May 2005 decision against Boston Communications Group Inc.

Vardo Entertainment announced that it has partnered with a new Latin mobile content distribution company called Ritmo Tunes; Vardo Entertainment will utilize its existing partnership with Jamster!, which will serve as the premier provider of mobile content to distribute Ritmo Tunes’ digital conte

"El Príncipe Azul" (M-F, 10pm ET/PT), Telemundo's latest reality show, premiered yesterday, August 8, 2005 to high ratings in the much-coveted demo of adults 18-49 (A18-49).

In-Stat research shows that just under half of the US residential market has purchased multiple telecommunications services as a package from a single provider, up from just one-third in 2004.

Diana Diaz has been promoted to National Sales Manager for KBNT-17 Univision / KDTF-36 Telefutura (effective August 8th, 2005). Ms. Diaz was the National Sales Manager for XHAS-33 Telemundo (San Diego) for the past four years.

One in ten (9%) U.S. adults have abandoned their traditional telephone service completely and now use their wireless phone exclusively. This trend is expected to grow as five percent of all adults say they are "seriously considering" going exclusively wireless within one year. Another 47 percent say they are "somewhat considering" this switch.

Yankee Group recognized that family plans have been the main driver of teen cell phone adoption during the past few years. However, going forward, prepaid and hybrid plans will drive future growth. Although those teens on postpaid contracts are increasingly turning to family share plans, on the whole postpaid subscriptions have declined, according to data from Yankee Group's comprehensive annual surveys of the US mobile consumer market, revealed at the company's 2005 Decision Summit. A greater proportion of teens are on prepaid/hybrid plans, up 8 percentage points from 2004.

Yankee Group analysts predicted continued strong growth in the US B2B wireless market at the 2005 Decision Summit, held at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Fueling the demand is a mass market for B2B wireless products and services comprised of a growing mobile workforce. Almost 40% of all workers in the US can be considered mobile, which translates into nearly 50 million employees.

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