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BALTIMORE — NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood is hoping his role on a Federal Communications Commission task force will link credit unions with entrepreneurs looking to establish their own cable companies, radio stations and other telecommunications-related entities.

Hood was appointed to a two-year term by FCC Commissioner Kevin J. Martin to the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age to make recommendations to the FCC regarding policies and practices that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries. The committee has considered proposing an FCC diversity fair to meet with minorities and women who have completed business plans and working with members of Congress on providing incentives to those, including credit unions, that provide capital for start-ups.

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