Top 4 Telecom Companies Contributed $8M to Campaigns

Gizmodo: “Democrats and Republicans alike received over $8 million from the four major telecom companies and their trade group in the 2014 election alone. For some context, the top five pharmaceutical groups spent only half as much in the same cycle.”

“We’ve collected all the campaign contributions to these politicians from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T, and their trade group the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). These are megacorporations with many political interests—including piracy, taxes, privacy, and spectrum allocation to name just a few—so their donations reach a wider pool than just these subcommittee members. But it’s hard not to notice patterns, such as the trade group’s near-consistent contribution of $10,000 to almost every Republican member of the House subcommittee.”

Check out the article for a great breakdown on members of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.


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