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 "Verizon Wireless":

"… rently seeking approval of the purchase of more frequencies in a deal with Verizon Wireless. “It appears to me, when looking at everything that has transpired sinc …"

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 Wireless":

"… ion. The $2.4 billion T-Mobile deal to purchase valuable frequencies from Verizon Wireless announced yesterday gives AT&T another concrete example to cite in its …"

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

Gaggle of former White House hopefuls still owe creditors millions of dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ambassador":

"… a cent after itself owing more than $2 million at one point. 10.) Former Ambassador Alan Keyes, Republican Election year: 2000 Debt: $301,144 The back …"

‘Outsider’ candidate Santorum collected millions in corporate PAC money

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Santorum took on 'special interests' while collecting millions in corporate PAC money

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… part of the Verizon empire, including GTE, Bell Atlantic Corp., NYNEX and Verizon Wireless, a joint venture with British wireless giant Vodafone Group PLC), also mad …"

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 "aide":

"… reated to support the merger: www.mobilizeeverything.com.Cicconi, a former aide to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Reagan, did not respond to interview re …"

The 700 (MHz) Club

By Brendan McGarry

When lobbying the FCC, sometimes less is more

Excerpts from this story referencing "Reed Hundt":

"… Wireless, a start-up that includes among its partners former FCC chairmen Reed Hundt (a Democrat) and Mark Fowler (a Republican), with at least 70 reported mee …"

Nice work if you can get it

By John Dunbar

Political patronage rules in state utility commissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia Gov":

"… ia, where commissioners earn $135,297 a year; in comparison, newly elected Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will earn $175,000.While the job pays well, it also comes with …"

Former Bells dial up big numbers in statehouses

By John Dunbar

SBC is No. 1 in both lobbying and contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "House":

"… 002 court decision left the state with no lobbying law at all. Lobbying of House members and the governor goes undisclosed, although lobbyists still report …"

"… draft version of the telecommunications act revision was circulated by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. It would eliminate the basic regulatory …"

"… l telecommunications legislation of any substance is debated first in that House committee and its Senate counterpart, the Committee on Commerce and Transp …"

Group wants truth in cell phone billing

By Morgan Jindrich

Wireless firms bill clients $937 million for 'federal recovery fees'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… .5 MillionUS CellularRegulatory Cost Recovery Charges$0.55$0.55$2.3 MillionVerizon WirelessRegulatory Charge$0.05$0.45++$14.6 MillionWestern WirelessRegulatory and Ad …"

"… e item fee to cover the costs of number portability. Two of the companies, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA, Inc., have begun charging fees.NASUCA filed its petition …"

Prepaid profit plan for wireless companies

By Morgan Jindrich

Top firms have banked $629 million for service not yet offered

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… little consistency in those estimates or in the fees charged.For example, Verizon Wireless Inc.—by far the largest wireless company in the country, with 32.5 milli …"

"… ns Inc. estimates it will spend $100 million for 10.6 million subscribers. Verizon Wireless estimates it will spend only $60 million for its 32.5 million subscribers. …"

"… sed to disclose their implementation costs to the Center. Five companies—Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS Corp., Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and ALLTEL—would not disclose t …"

"… e wireless companies resisted offering the service. Then, four months ago, Verizon Wireless abruptly broke away from its fellow wireless carriers and endorsed impleme …"