The Politics of Big Telecom

Number 27040
Subject Telecommunications
Source The Center For Public Integrity
State New York
Year 2014
Publication Date March 21, 2014-Aug. 28, 2014
Summary The largest U.S. telecommunications companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying, political contributions and influence campaigns that shape laws and regulations that will have long-lasting effects on how American businesses and citizens will pay for and get the online information they need to manage their everyday lives. For "The Politics of Big Telecom," the Center for Public Integrity combed through large databases of campaign finances, tax filings and regulatory reports, and interviewed dozens of people from top government officials to average people on the street to show how large telecommunications companies shape public policy to defend profits, hold on to market power and reduce choices for the public.
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Keywords political ads, lobbying, public influence
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