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BellSouth's lobbying bonanza



BellSouth spent at least $1.6-million on Florida lobbyists last year, according to newly filed disclosure reports - more than twice as much as any other business spent to influence state government. Why BellSouth and other telephone companies are pouring buckets of money into the political process is clear: They desperately want to pass a bill that would change the way consumers across Florida get their television, Internet and telephone services. Billions of dollars are at stake in the all-out war between telephone companies and traditional cable television companies.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:31pm]


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