Google Tops Comcast in Q1 Lobbying

Verizon and AT&T weren’t far behind Google, spending $3.55 million and $3.67 million, respectively. And for the first time in the history of Apple, the iPhone maker spent more than $1 million on lobbying.

COMPTEL: What now?

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Well, COMPTEL is searching for a new President and CEO. Earl Comstock’s resignation as CEO on May 30 should be marked as the end of the regulatory fight for COMPTEL. As one CLEC legal guy stated, “Millions of dollars and hundreds of lawyers have not worked.” The next phase for COMPTEL […]

PAETEC CEO: ‘We Need to Work Better Together’

“We need to work better together,” said Arunas Chesonis, CEO of PAETEC Communications Inc., in his keynote yesterday, addressing an audience of competitive providers. “We are just a small part of the telecom universe,” he said. “We should do more work together. …We are not each other’s real competition.” Chesonis, who has been in the […]

Comstock Unveils Logo, Lobbying Initiative

COMPTELs new president and CEO Earl W. Comstock addressed his first convention of the associations membership by unveiling a new logo and a new lobbying initiative designed to reflect a new era in the competitive telecommunications market. After mergers with three other industry groups ACTA, ASCENT and ALTS — over the last few years, COMPTEL […]

AT&T-SBC Pact Threatens Demise of Competitors Giant Lobbyist

The competitive wireline industry could lose its heavyweight champion before the FCC and on Capitol Hill: AT&T Corp. AT&T has been a lobbying machine fighting for the rights of competitors to access the local networks controlled by the regional Bell phone companies. Now, Old Ma Bells feisty rival will be its parent if the federal […]

CLECs Accuse Bigger Rivals of Possibly Violating Laws to Win Lobbying War

The Bells dont hide their position that they are burdened with far too many phone and Internet rules during an era of vibrant competition. They are lobbying powerhouses before Congress, the FCC and state regulators among other government agencies to demand further deregulation of the market. But some of their rivals allege the countrys biggest […]

Bottlenecks 101

Posted: 07/2001 Bottlenecks 101 Now that there’s an oilman in the White House, we’re all learning that the root cause of our immediate energy problems isn’t so much lack of core supplies as it is the bottleneck in energy distribution. Capacity in the nationwide power line and pipe grids wasn’t expanded fast enough over the […]

Regulatory News – Election Year Pressures Create Strife for FCC

Posted:  06/2000 Election Year Pressures Create Strife for FCC By Kim Sunderland FCC members appear to be caught up in election-frenzy politics, and it’s not a pretty sight.Problems surfaced in April, when FCC (www.fcc.gov) Chairman William E. Kennard and Commissioner Gloria Tristani joined President Clinton on the Navajo Reservation in Window Rock, N.M., when he […]

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