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 "campaign manager":

"… ign has worked to retire the debt from $214,221 to about $150,000,” Barr campaign manager Jeff Breedlove said. “They continue to do so in a professional and dedic …"

‘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 "deputy assistant":

"… ies well: the legal teams include a former chairman of the FCC, two former deputy assistant attorneys general in the antitrust division, and a former FCC deputy gener …"

The 700 (MHz) Club

By Brendan McGarry

When lobbying the FCC, sometimes less is more

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… ssioners and other agency officials at least 43 times, while lobbyists for Verizon Wireless recorded 40 such contacts.Under agency rules, a participant must file a no …"

Nice work if you can get it

By John Dunbar

Political patronage rules in state utility commissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Verizon Wireless":

"… n between $42,501 and $137,499 in stock in Nokia, Vodaphone (part owner of Verizon Wireless) and Motorola.The cable television industry is largely regulated at the lo …"

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 "Pittsburgh":

"… s was Stephen C. Frobouck, president of the Anderson Group of Companies of Pittsburgh. Frobouck, whose corporation builds transmission towers for cell phone com …"

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 "Wireless":

"… nsel for Consumers Union in Washington, D.C.Higher charges, hidden purposesWireless companies have come up with a host of different names for the fees they ch …"

"… Recovery Fee and Telecom Connectivity Fee **$0.41$1.00$7.6 MillionAT&T WirelessRegulatory Programs Fee$1.75$1.75***$12.3 MillionCingular WirelessRegulator …"

"… AT&T WirelessRegulatory Programs Fee$1.75$1.75***$12.3 MillionCingular WirelessRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee$0.32-$0.75$0.32-$0.75$7 MillionLeap WirelessRe …"

"… r WirelessRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee$0.32-$0.75$0.32-$0.75$7 MillionLeap WirelessRegulatory Recovery Fee$0.45$0.45$680,000NextelFederal Programs Cost Recove …"

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 "Wireless":

"… 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 …"

"… its cost for implementing the change at $60 million.In contrast, Cingular Wireless LLC, the country's second-largest Wireless company with nearly 22 million …"

"… 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. …"

"… e company considers to be a portability expense. John Muleta, chief of the Wireless Bureau at the FCC, said that a company might say it is spending $200 milli …"