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.