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Time Warner Cable lobbying

March 12, 2010

LOBBYING 1999-2009 — TIME WARNER CABLE

BEHIND THE NAME
Time Warner Cable Inc.
was formed in 1989 in a merger of the cable divisions of Time Inc. and Warner Communications. It was a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. until 2009, when Time Warner Cable was spun off as a separate company.Time Warner Cable had 9.2 million broadband subscribers as of the third quarter of 2009.

The company holds a 22 percent stake in Clearwire, which it helped create in 2008 with Spring Corp., Clearwire Corp., Intel Corp., Comcast Corp., Google Inc. and Bright House Networks. The lobbying total for Clearwire and the former Clearwire Corp. is $842,500.

In 2006, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to the breakup and sale of Adelphia Communications Corp. to the nation's two largest cable companies, Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. Adelphia's lobbying total is $1.8 million.
Time Warner Cable's total lobbying figure does not include these acquisitions. Lobbying expenditures between 1999 and 2009 for Time Warner Cable, Time Wanerr and related companies total at least $50.1 million.

COMPANY AMOUNT SPENT BACKGROUND
Time Warner Cable Inc.
$4,825,000 Formed 1989
Time Warner Inc.

$42,311,000 Parent of Time Warner Cable Inc. until 2009
tw telecom inc.

$2,930,927 Time Warner Inc. subsidiary

Sources: Leichtman Research Group Inc. (broadband subscribers); lobbying disclosure forms with the Senate Office of Public Records (lobbying data).

Graphic research by Mia Steinle, Investigative Reporting Workshop