Cricket Communications, Inc. founded in 1999, provides wireless services to about 4.6 million customers in all US states. The company is a subsidiary of Leap Wireless, utilizing its CDMA 1X and 1xEV-DO networks. Leap Wireless owns and operates the seventh largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, behind Verizon Wireless, AT&T; Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS, and U.S. Cellular. Cricket uses a flat rate billing method, offering rate plans from $35 to $60 (estimate) per month before taxes by way of month-to-month contracts only; it does not require credit checks or long-term service contracts as other service providers in the U.S. The company recently launched the first Advanced Wireless Services network, in Oklahoma City. The company also went nationwide with roaming agreements on March 23, 2010.
Campaign Finance$178,001 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of Cricket Communications
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Cricket Communications $1,102,814
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Economics & Econ Development
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.607 Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 H.R.3019 Spectrum Relocation Improvement Act of 2009 H.R.3646 Broadband Affordability Act of 2009 S.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 S.28 Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act S.649 Radio Spectrum Inventory Act S.11 Permanent Marriage Penalty Relief Act of 2011 S.911 SPECTRUM Act H.R.2482 Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
RegulationsMentioned in 6 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. 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.
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The tables show occurrences of "Cricket Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 1 EPA Supplemental Guidance for SIP Submissions to Meet the Requirements for Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA for the SO2 NAAQS 2010
- Toggle 1 Scope of the Register of Copyright's Exclusive Authority over Statements of Account under the Section 115 Compulsory License 2013
- Toggle 1 CRB Adjustments or Determinations of Compulsory License Rates for Making and Distributing Phonorecords 2011
- Toggle 1 FCC Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization: Advancing Broadband Availability Through Digital Literacy Training 2012
- Toggle 1 ED Gainful Employment--Student Assistance General Provisions--34 CFR Part 668 2010
- Toggle 1 FDA Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages & Advertisements 2010