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 "leader":

"… ackstory: One might reasonably assume that after 17 years, the former leader of the free world, who presided over Israelis and Palestinians signing the …"

‘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 of America Corp.":

"… 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 Financial Servic …"

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 "data network":

"… smaller rival is the fastest way to help the company improve its voice and data network reliability, reducing dropped calls and improving sound quality. It says t …"

"… eless provide additional competition. The expansion of its next-generation data network will also help tech companies and cell phone manufacturers to introduce ne …"

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 "MCI":

"… rvice Commission as well: Allen Freifeld was chief regulatory attorney for MCI in the Mid-Atlantic region from 1996 through 2002; Ronald Guns was a longt …"

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 "Idaho":

"… mpetitive services.Among the states that have passed deregulatory laws are Idaho, Iowa, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah and Texas. One of the most dramati …"

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 "Fee":

"… ow, and what they charged in November 2003.CompanyLine Item on BillMonthly Fee as of Nov. 2003Current Monthly FeeFees Collected Per Month*ALLTELRegulator …"

"… er 2003.CompanyLine Item on BillMonthly Fee as of Nov. 2003Current Monthly FeeFees Collected Per Month*ALLTELRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee and Telecom Con …"

"… 2003.CompanyLine Item on BillMonthly Fee as of Nov. 2003Current Monthly FeeFees Collected Per Month*ALLTELRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee and Telecom Connec …"

"… Current Monthly FeeFees Collected Per Month*ALLTELRegulatory Cost Recovery Fee and Telecom Connectivity Fee **$0.41$1.00$7.6 MillionAT&T WirelessRegu …"

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 …"