In this editorial, The Times links political contributions to broadband policy.
Political contributions from AT&T in the current election cycle reached $2.6 million by May 16, on the way to exceeding the total in each of the last three elections. The company has contributed to the campaigns of every Republican and all but three Democrats on the subcommittee that deals with the Internet in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. It has given money to more than half the members of the equivalent Senate panel.
The Times consistently mistakes corporate contributions to federal candidates with contributions from a company’s political action committee and individual employees.