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Posted at 3:42 p.m. on Jan. 22
Those in the communications industry are constantly watching Congress for any possible changes in laws and regulations affecting their industry, and lobbyists pay more attention every quarter.
The National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. reported it spent $6,600,000 during the fourth quarter, up from $4,440,000 spent in the third quarter. For all of 2013, they spent $19,870,000.
The association lobbies on issues, such as, communications, telecommunications, taxation, labor/antitrust, education, and energy.
Comcast Corp. spent $4,780,000 – up from $3,980,000.
The National Assn. of Broadcasters spent $3,800,000 – up from $3,260,000.
AT&T Services Inc. & Affiliates spent $3,635,000 – down from $4,300,000.
CTIA – The Wireless Assn. spent $3,570,000 – up from $ 3,130,000.
Verizon & Affiliates spent $3,460,000 – up from $3,040,000.
Time Warner Cable Inc. spent $2,490,000 – up from $1,960,000.
Qualcomm Inc. spent $2,090,000 – up from $1,600,000.
U.S. Telecom Assn. spent $1,870,000 – up from $1,260,000.
Clear Channel Communications spent $1,030,000 – down from $1,260,000.
Motorola Solutions spent $640,000 – up from $580,000.
Cisco Systems spent $580,000 – down from $890,000.
Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. spent $210,000 – down from $320,000.
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