Verizon Wireless

Parent Organization: Verizon Communications

Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is the wireless phone provider that owns and operates the second largest mobile telecommunications network in the United States, based on a total of 94.1 million U.S. subscribers, as of Q4 2010 behind the largest carrier AT&T; Mobility with, as of, Q4 2010 had 95.5 million total subscribers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the company is a joint venture of U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon Communications and British multinational mobile network operator Vodafone, with 55 and 45 percent ownership respectively. On January 9, 2009, Verizon Wireless acquired Alltel Wireless in a deal valued at $28.1 billion. The acquisition expanded Verizon's wireless network.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$62,730 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

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  • Top Recipients

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    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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  • Top PAC Recipients

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$155,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

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Lobbying On Behalf of Verizon Wireless

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16 Mentions; 1 Submissions

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated from on September 27, 2011

The tables show occurrences of "Verizon Wireless" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

  • Documents Submitted by the Organization
    • Submissions
    • Agency
    • Docket
    • Date
    • Toggle 2 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
  • Mentions in Document Text
    • Mentions
    • Agency
    • Docket
    • Date
    • Toggle 3 EBSA PTE 2011-16 Verizon Communications, Inc. (Verizon) and Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless; collectively, the Applicants) [Application Nos. L-11651 and L-11652] 2011
    • Toggle 3 EBSA PTE 2011-15 The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Fund (the Plan or the Applicant) [Application No. D-11634] 2011
    • Toggle 3 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
    • Toggle 2 EBSA PTE 2011-14 The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation Retirement Savings Plan (the Savings Plan) and the Krispy Kreme Profit-Sharing Stock Ownership Plan the KSOP; Together, the Plans or the Applicants) [Application Nos. D–11468 and D–11469, Respectively] 2011
    • Toggle 1 FCC Improving Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters 2011
    • Toggle 1 CPSC Petitions Requesting Safeguards for Glass Fronts of Gas Vented Fireplaces 2011
    • Toggle 1 FCC Meetings; Sunshine Act 2011
    • Toggle 1 EBSA PTE 2011-18 Northern Trust Corporation [Application No. D-11513] 2011
    • Toggle 1 FCC Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers, etc. 2011
    • Toggle 1 FCC Radio Broadcasting Services: Bastrop, LA 2011

Advisory Committees

1 person on 1 committee

Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

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Table shows employees of "Verizon Wireless" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
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