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 "Verizon Wireless":

"… Cain Solutions (more than $16,500 for "strategic consulting/travel”) and Verizon Wireless ($862 for cell phone service). The committee also disputes about $130 …"

"… also owing its namesake candidate a quarter-million bucks. Verizon Wireless (about $236,000) and AT&T Inc. (nearly $107,000) also crack six f …"

‘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 "Bank":

"… m’s Nos. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 backers were all financial services companies. Bank of America Corp. and companies it has acquired gave more than $92,000; PNC …"

"… . gave at least $76,000; Wells Fargo & Co. gave more than $73,000; and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. gave more than $69,000.  Santorum served on …"

"… e more than $69,000.  Santorum served on the Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and was one of 54 senators to back the Finan …"

"… tee donors: AT&T – at least $98,603 Altria – at least $96,500 Bank of America – at least $92,250 PNC – at least $87,805 JPMorgan Chase …"

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 "Communication":

"… ssion, a homeless shelter and clinic in Louisiana, would lobby the Federal Communications Commission.“It is important that we, as Christians, never stop working …"

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 "SBC Communications Inc.":

"… for Public Strategies Inc., a Texas-based lobbying firm that did work for SBC Communications Inc.Three of Alaska's five commissioners come from the industry: Mark Johnson w …"

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 "SBC Communications Inc.":

"… munications company in the states by far has been San Antonio, Texas-based SBC Communications Inc. In just one two-year period—2003-2004—the former "Baby Bell" spent a m …"

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 "SBC Communications Inc.":

"… , according to an August court filing. Cingular is a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.To meet the FCC's November 24 deadline, companies say t …"