Top 3 Groups Lobbying The FCC

Law360 (March 14, 2019, 6:09 PM EDT) -- During the month of February, lobbyists rebounded from a government shutdown-induced hibernation to advocate at the Federal Communications Commission for T-Mobile-Sprint merger approval and updated network performance benchmarks for FCC subsidy recipients, among other issues.

According to four weeks of FCC records, attorneys submitted 208 ex parte filings, or lobbying-focused communications that detail conversations and meetings with agency staffers.

After a quiet January during which the FCC could only receive auction-related filings, the most active lobbyists in February sought to firm up New T-Mobile’s pricing commitment and consumer benefits should the FCC allow it to merge with Sprint. Attorneys also expressed...

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