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 "Federal Communications Commission":

"… the giants and attract new customers. It needed help in Washington to gain Federal Communications Commission approval to purchase other wireless companies and ensure new policies make …"

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 "Congress":

"… nd in 2013, had employed 85 lobbyists, including several former members of Congress. AT&T was the 10th largest lobbying spender during 2012, at …"

"… er, and Verizon spend some of that money in 2014 lobbying the FCC and Congress about how upcoming spectrum sales should be run. The agency is assembling …"

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Party":

"… LaRouche PAC political action committee, could not be reached for comment. Democratic Party officials say they have no comment on LaRouche’s debt, as they maintain …"

‘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 Communications Inc.":

"… group Common Cause decried the industry for “buying” the legislation. Verizon Communications Inc. (and companies now part of the Verizon empire, including GTE, Bell Atlanti …"

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 "broadband":

"… ile merger.”Martin went on to praise the potential expansion of wireless broadband service that AT&T Inc. has said the purchase of its smaller rival will …"

"… e — which will provide the girls we serve with more access to the mobile broadband connections that will connect them to the world,” Angela Patton, Camp Di …"

"… nization wrote. “Please consider all the good that an increased wireless broadband network can do for the kids, for the future.”In an interview, Gordon sai …"

The 700 (MHz) Club

By Brendan McGarry

When lobbying the FCC, sometimes less is more

Excerpts from this story referencing "first Bush administration":

"… y of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the first Bush administration, and Jonathan Blake, an attorney with the powerhouse law firm of Covington …"

Nice work if you can get it

By John Dunbar

Political patronage rules in state utility commissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Communications Inc.":

"… 1996 through 2002; Ronald Guns was a longtime employee of telephone giant Verizon Communications Inc.; and Harold Williams lists a number of different jobs with Baltimore Gas a …"

"… d food were the American Gas Association, the Gas Technology Institute and Verizon Communications Inc.The most heavily traveled commissioner in the Center's survey was Marilyn S …"

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 "New York City":

"… 13.8 million, two-year total in 2004 fighting construction of a stadium in New York City that was to be the new home of the National Football League's New York Jet …"

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 "cellular telephone":

"… n of state-designated consumer advocates wants federal regulators to force cellular telephone providers to clear up their billing practices.The National Association of …"

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 "trade":

"… upheld the FCC's November 24 implementation date. Other carriers and their trade group, the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, continu …"