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Qwest spent $735,614 lobbying in 1st quarter



Associated Press

June 1, 2010


WASHINGTON -- Phone company Qwest Communications International Inc. spent $735,614 in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on legislation on cybersecurity and the theft of copper phone wires, according to a disclosure report.

The amount was down from the $980,000 Qwest spent in the same period last year but up from the $550,000 it spent in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Denver-based Qwest also lobbied Congress on broadband buildout programs and Internet regulation in the January to March period, according to the report filed April 20 with the House clerk's office.