Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

How a Verizon flack's tweet clinched more readers for our wireless investigation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "wireless":

"… nance, was working on an investigation into corporate concentration in the wireless communications industry. Not surprisingly, the biggest firms are seeking t …"

"… t surprisingly, the biggest firms are seeking to gain even more control of wireless spectrum. Holmes, who joined the Center from Bloomberg News, naturally sou …"

"… sults in fewer dropped calls and connections. Good spectrum is crucial for wireless companies to attract customers who are sending an ever-increasing amount o …"

"… ame the hottest item on our website. Thank you, Verizon. Although the big wireless companies don’t like it, the accuracy of our reporting has not been call …"

T-Mobile’s lobbying spending may be paying off

By Allan Holmes

The No. 4 wireless carrier sees its lobbying investments paying off in D.C.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… oing to keep their foot to the pedal on lobbying this year,” Silva said. …"

"… s far bigger rivals by buying companies and acquiring better frequencies. T-Mobile, which is only a fraction of the size of its giant rivals AT&T and Ver …"

"… e Department blocked the deal. The lobbying investment is intended to help T-Mobile turn telecommunications policies to its favor. T-Mobile — which has als …"

"… intended to help T-Mobile turn telecommunications policies to its favor. T-Mobile — which has also cut prices to better compete — spent $5.2 million on …"

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

By Allan Holmes

Expect telecom giant to fight FCC on spectrum auction limits following T-Mobile airwaves purchase.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… tment. T-Mobile said it planned to buy more airwaves.     …"

"… ng regulators not to limit an upcoming spectrum auction. The $2.4 billion T-Mobile deal to purchase valuable frequencies from Verizon Wireless announced yest …"

"… r 2015: the wireless market is becoming more competitive as companies like T-Mobile buy more airwaves that allows it to build a better network, and AT&T s …"

"… ore the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee prior to T-Mobile’s airwaves purchase. “T-Mobile has substantially bolstered its spectr …"

Ex-Wall Street chieftains living large in post-meltdown world

By Alison Fitzgerald

CEOs of banks that fueled the subprime crisis that led to the economic meltdown largely avoid consequences.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… ob a Bank is to Own One. “That’s outrageous.” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to confirm that view earlier this year when he said he’s hesita …"

Majority of Supreme Court members millionaires

By Reity O'Brien and Chris Young

At least five and as many as eight of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices are millionaires, filings show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chief justice":

"… rounds they could easily earn much more in the private sector. Roberts, as chief justice, earns $223,500 per year, while the eight associate justices make $213,900 …"

Civil rights group's FCC positions reflect industry funding, critics say

By Jason McLure

Civil rights organization often agrees with industry backers on FCC issues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tennessee":

"… e TBN stations, but in 2011 MMTC sold 78 of the stations for $390,000 to a Tennessee company run by broadcast entrepreneur Henry Luken, whose holdings include …"

Obama inauguration sponsors spent millions influencing government

By Dave Levinthal

Obama's inauguration, brought to you in part by corporate America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… and unsuccessfully — to win regulatory approval of a merger with rival T-Mobile. Microsoft targeted the Justice Department, Federal Communications Commiss …"

Surveillance requests to cellphone carriers surge

By The Associated Press

Police agencies made 1.3 million surveillance requests to US cellphone carriers in 2011

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… 500,000 subpoenas in 2011. Requests are increasing annually at Verizon and T-Mobile. And AT&T has a dedicated team of more than 100 workers whose job it i …"

The weekly watchdog: Oct. 17 - Oct. 21

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "T-Mobile":

"… d the country have stepped up to support AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile. A closer look by the Center shows why: AT&T gives them money — and …"

Charities supporting AT&T’s buyout of T-Mobile have financial incentive

By Jason McLure

Charities that received big dollars from AT&T supporting phone giant's buyout of T-Mobile

Excerpts from this story referencing "Louisiana":

"… hy the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter and clinic in Louisiana, would lobby the Federal Communications Commission.“It is important that …"