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News | 06/02/2003 4:00 am EDT

FCC travel underwritten by regulated industries
Officials from the Federal Communications Commission have taken 2,500 business trips paid for by the telecom and media companies the American agency regulates. A new study by the Center for Public Integrity found groups like the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association and the Telecommunications Industry Association sent FCC staff and commissioners to places like Las Vegas, London and Buenos Aires.

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