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Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

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

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"… ctrum lobbying. McFadden, Executive Director of External Communications at Verizon Communications, was among those who hadn’t responded to Allan’s multiple interview re …"

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 "Verizon Communications":

"… onsive Politics. In 2011, AT&T spent $20.2 million and ranked eighth. Verizon Communications was close behind, having spent $15.2 million in 2012 and placing 15th on t …"

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

But third-quarter expenditures are down for many special interests.

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"… , aerospace company Boeing, defense firm Lockheed Martin and telecom giant Verizon Communications. FedEx Corp., Koch Industries, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Ford Motor Co …"

Pro-gun group dramatically ups influence spending

By Dave Levinthal

The nonprofit National Association for Gun Rights spent $3 million lobbying last quarter, far more than the better-known NRA.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… facturers of America, Google, Coca-Cola, the American Medical Association, Verizon Communications, drug maker Pfizer and defense firm Northrop Grumman. Even Facebook, whic …"

Gun groups, defense contractors buck downward trend in lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Gun groups, defense contractors, oil companies and Facebook increased spending on lobbying last quarter.

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"… illion), the American Hospital Association ($4.5 million to $3.8 million), Verizon Communications ($4.6 million to $3.7 million), Dow Chemical ($3.3 million to $2.7 million …"

Center spearheads efforts to disclose broadband data

By Drew Clark

Telco deployment by ZIP Code at issue in legislation

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"… and non-profit players in these discussions, including AT&T, Comcast, Verizon Communications and the Center for Public Integrity, as well as leading academics and expe …"

"… r for Public Integrity v. Federal Communications Commission.AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, the U.S. Telecom Association (of which AT&T and Verizon are the bigge …"

"… iveness, we should have one," Ciconni said at the Technology Policy Summit.Verizon Communications Executive Vice President Tom Tauke did not agree on the need for a nationa …"

Center's suit to get broadband data draws industry interest, comment

By Drew Clark

AT&T, Verizon Intervene in Center's Suit Against FCC

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"… bying, campaign contribution and privately sponsored travel data.AT&T, Verizon Communications and three leading telecommunications trade groups filed court papers seeki …"

The Republican convention: The party begins in New York City, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2004 — President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York City at the Republican National Convention, an e

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… 0$14,030,244.00$118,304.00Serono, Inc.The Coca-Cola Company$400.00$4,500.00Verizon Communications$3,000,500.00$87,158.00$5,280,832.00$134,980.00Waste Management, Inc.$525,0 …"

Baby Bells paying to play

By John Dunbar

Bells paid two-thirds of fines and settlements since Jan. 2000

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"… d over $17.1 million, including a $9 million fine paid recently. Second is Verizon Communications with $12 million, and third is San Antonio, Texas-based SBC Communications …"

The Clinton top 100: Where are they now?

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2003 — Two years after they left the federal government and one year after a ban that limited their lobbying activitie

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"… and Republic Parking. Mickey Ibarra & Associates has among its clients Verizon Communications.In addition to Slater, two former cabinet colleagues have spun the revolvi …"

New FCC chairman had big telephone player as a major client

By Nathaniel Heller

Financial disclosure reports show Michael Powell's former clients include a major telephone provider

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"… ious communities across the country. GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications, now the nation's largest local phone company. FCC spokesman David Fiske t …"

Telecom chief could face conflict issues

By Kristen Dorsey

Nancy J. Victory, now a key commerce department official, has worked telecommunication and wireless firms that she now oversees

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"… rmation hearing that she had divested herself of sizable stock holdings in Verizon Communications and Motorola, each worth between $15,000 and $50,000, and in AT&T, wor …"

When the Democrats wined and dined, here's who paid the piper

By Josey Ballenger

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2000 — Anyone who thought the Democratic National Convention was only about presidential nominee Al Gore must have

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… yland)United AirlinesUnited States Telecommunications AssociationUS AirwaysVerizon Communications (along with its competitors SBC and Comcast Corp., Verizon donated goods o …"

"… FigueroaGay/Lesbian Delegation Reception, August 15, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.Sponsor: Verizon CommunicationsLocation: House of Blues“Salute to Irish Americans,” for “Irish” de …"

T-Mobile, Sprint score one in wireless war

By Allan Holmes

Revenue from early auctions boosts T-Mobile's and Sprint's campaign for limits on big wireless companies' airwaves access.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… FCC to write auction rules favorable to their company. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. already own a combined 74 percent of the low-band signals, according …"

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

A rare auction of wireless spectrum may determine who controls your cell phone.

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"… wireless market and the hundreds of billions of dollars that go with it. Verizon Communications Inc. and T-Mobile USA Inc. were out in force, as were some of the most pow …"

Comcast, Time Warner rivals may see opportunity in mega-merger

By Allan Holmes

The Comcast-Time Warner merger may be embraced by industry rivals who see an opportunity for their own deals.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… lic Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group in Washington. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., the biggest wireless companies, are likely to lie low for the same r …"

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.

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"… . 2 wireless carrier AT&T spent $15.9 million on lobbying in 2013, and Verizon Communications Inc., the largest, doled out $13.4 million. T-Mobile's sharp increases be …"

Network neutrality debate may be headed back to FCC

By Allan Holmes

An appeals court Tuesday tossed out rules regulating the Internet, but a new battle might take place at the agency level.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… obbyists and spent $12.3 million, ranking it 11th among the top spenders. Verizon Communications Inc., the plaintiff in the suit against the FCC, came in at No. 17 with $1 …"

Surveillance requests to cellphone carriers surge

By The Associated Press

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

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

Who will map U.S. broadband?

By Te-Ping Chen

There’s a $350 million slice of pie in President Obama’s stimulus plan that watchdog groups are starting to eye with concern. At stake is th

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"… ly well-positioned for the job: Connected Nation.Last July, AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., and other companies issued a letter backing public-private partnersh …"

As FCC Chair Martin resigns, he leaves controversial legacy

By John Dunbar

Among the legions of predictable, starched-shirt regulators that populate Washington, outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ke

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"… cable is often good for traditional telecommunications companies, such as Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. The two industries compete directly. Cable companie …"

The 700 (MHz) Club

By Brendan McGarry

When lobbying the FCC, sometimes less is more

More cities offering wireless Internet access

By David Baumgarten

Bells call it unfair competition

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"… rnet service providers such as SBC Communications Inc., AT&T Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., generally charge customers $30 or more per month for DSL—digital s …"

Former Bells dial up big numbers in statehouses

By John Dunbar

SBC is No. 1 in both lobbying and contributions

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"… el, investors decided against building the new venue.No. 3 on the list was Verizon Communications Inc. at $12.2 million. Verizon, like SBC, is a former Bell and they share …"

Bells vs. AT&T

By Daniel Lathrop

Telephone companies spend hundreds of millions to influence policy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… olicy, according to a new Center for Public Integrity investigation.Led by Verizon Communications Inc. at more than $77 million*, the former Bells collectively have far out …"

Networks of influence

By John Dunbar, Daniel Lathrop and Robert Morlino

The political power of the communications industry

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications":

"… ters or cable companies. A sector breakdown shows:Telephone companies like Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. spent $398 million* on lobbying, $60.5 million on …"

"… to separate lobbying expenditures by subject.)Second by a small margin was Verizon Communications Inc., the nation's largest phone company. The former regional Bell operati …"

"… kers of America at $12.1 million.Third on the list of top contributors was Verizon Communications at $10.7 million.Verizon is followed by another former Bell, SBC Communica …"

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