March 12, 2010
|LOBBYING 1999-2009 — VERIZON|
BEHIND THE NAME
Verizon had 9.2 million broadband subscribers as of the third quarter 2009. Verizon Wireless* is the nation’s largest cell-phone company with more than 91.2 million subscribers.
|Verizon Communications Inc.||$89,900,000||Formed (2000)|
|Verizon Wireless||$27,650,000||Formed (2000)|
|MCI, Inc.||$16,705,790||Acquired (2006)|
|Alltel Corporation Services Inc.||$2,315,000||Acquired (2009)|
|Rural Cellular Corp.||$130,000||Acquired (2008)|
Sources: Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (broadband subscribers); lobbying disclosure forms with the Senate Office of Public Records (lobbying data); SEC filings (wireless subscribers).
*Verizon Wireless is a joint venture with British telecommunications giant Vodafone Group Plc, which holds a 45-percent stake.