Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
telecommunications
Subsidy Total: 
$2,226,780,190
Number of Awards: 
1,941
Time Period: 

Earliest year of data: 1987. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this industry are for the period since 2012.

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amounts in one or more Megadeal entries and those of one or more of the other entries. The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.


Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Verizon Communications$666,327,579254
Comcast$624,516,048178
AT&T$377,210,598366
Motorola Solutions$89,362,97045
Zayo Group$70,417,2304
Ericsson$70,060,12260
Altice$50,555,0677
CenturyLink$49,322,116317
SoftBank$43,638,71937
Charter Communications$42,131,98543


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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Yahoo Verizon Communications New York multiple 2009 $478,000,000 MEGADEAL
National Broadcasting Company (now NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast) Comcast New York multiple 1987 $98,000,000 MEGADEAL
Verizon Communications Inc., et al Verizon Communications New Jersey state 2005 $87,750,000 grant
Verizon Communications Verizon Communications New Jersey state 2005 $81,600,000 MEGADEAL
MOTOROLA INC. Motorola Solutions United States federal 2010 $50,593,551 federal grant
CSC TKR, LLC Altice New Jersey state 2012 $37,451,378 tax credit/rebate
Warner Brothers AT&T Louisiana state 2010 $33,951,537 tax credit/rebate
ZAYO BANDWIDTH LLC Zayo Group United States federal 2010 $25,140,315 federal grant
NBCUniversal Media, LLC Comcast Connecticut state 2013 $23,545,581 tax credit/rebate
Warner Bros. Pictures AT&T California state 2019 $21,804,000 tax credit/rebate
NBC Sports Network, LP Comcast Connecticut state 2017 $20,360,729 tax credit/rebate
NBC Sports Network, LP Comcast Connecticut state 2012 $20,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
ZAYO GROUP, LLC Zayo Group United States federal 2012 $19,099,460 federal grant
WB Studio Enterprises Inc. AT&T California state 2017 $16,811,000 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2014 $16,679,316 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2015 $16,382,859 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2016 $15,643,472 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2013 $14,964,697 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. SoftBank United States federal 2017 $14,546,808 federal grant
Telcordia Technologies, Inc. Ericsson New Jersey state 1999 $14,004,000 grant
Time Warner, Inc. AT&T New York state 2015 $14,000,000 tax credit/rebate
ZAYO BANDWIDTH LLC Zayo Group United States federal 2010 $13,382,593 federal grant
ZAYO GROUP, LLC Zayo Group United States federal 2012 $12,794,862 federal grant
WB Studio Enterprises Inc. AT&T California state 2019 $12,615,000 tax credit/rebate
New Line Productions Inc. AT&T Michigan state 2012 $12,105,139 cost reimbursement
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2011 $12,061,882 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Cingular Wireless Employee Services, LLC AT&T Kentucky state 2002 $12,000,000 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2010 $11,754,961 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Universal City Studios, LLC Comcast California state 2017 $11,563,000 tax credit/rebate
AT&T Inc. AT&T Texas local 2008 $11,500,000 grant
Alcatel-Lucent Nokia Ohio state 2010 $11,127,000 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2012 $11,012,123 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Open 4 Business Productions, LLC Comcast Pennsylvania state $10,663,837 tax credit/rebate
Cincinnati Bell Inc. Cincinnati Bell Ohio local 2014 $10,500,000 grant
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 1988 $10,262,435 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Universal Studios Escape Comcast Florida state 1998 $10,000,000 grant
Dreamworks Animation LLC Comcast California state 2018 $10,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Universal Television LLC Comcast California state 2018 $9,957,000 tax credit/rebate
YAHOO! INC. Verizon Communications United States federal 2010 $9,921,887 federal grant
Vonage Holdings Corporation Vonage Holdings New Jersey state 2004 $9,864,033 grant
Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Verizon Communications North Carolina state 2004 $9,653,327 grant
Icebreaker Films Comcast Alaska state 2012 $9,635,706 tax credit/rebate
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 2009 $9,540,150 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Open 4 Business Productions, LLC Comcast Pennsylvania state $9,305,593 tax credit/rebate
Universal City Studios LLP Comcast Illinois state 2009 $9,303,200 tax credit/rebate
Universal Television LLC Comcast California state 2019 $9,294,000 tax credit/rebate
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. AT&T California state 2014 $9,091,000 tax credit/rebate
WB Pictures/Div of WB Studio Enterprises AT&T California state 2013 $9,090,866 tax credit/rebate
WB Studio Enterprises, Inc. AT&T North Carolina state 2011 $9,026,845 tax credit/rebate
CC Systems, LLC Charter Communications Kentucky state 2000 $9,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Charter Communications Holding Co., LLC Charter Communications Connecticut state 2014 $8,500,000 grant/loan hybrid program
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Comcast New York local 1988 $8,342,662 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Warner Bros Pictures AT&T California state 2015 $7,965,000 tax credit/rebate
Warner Bros. Television AT&T California state 2016 $7,940,000 tax credit/rebate
Universal City Studios LLC Comcast California state 2013 $7,686,084 tax credit/rebate
HBO AT&T Louisiana state 2010 $7,680,304 tax credit/rebate
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY L.P. SoftBank United States federal 2009 $7,295,000 federal grant
Warner Bros. Pictures AT&T California state 2015 $7,224,000 tax credit/rebate
WB Studio Enterprises Inc. AT&T California state 2017 $7,076,724 tax credit/rebate
Universal Television LLC Comcast California state 2017 $6,986,000 tax credit/rebate
Warner Brothers AT&T Louisiana state 2010 $6,848,585 tax credit/rebate
New Line Productions, Inc. AT&T California state 2013 $6,724,480 tax credit/rebate
Yahoo! BF II Verizon Communications New York local 2015 $6,614,186 tax credit/rebate
NBCUniversal Media, LLC Comcast Connecticut state 2016 $6,564,524 tax credit/rebate
Universal City Studios LLC Comcast California state 2019 $6,541,000 tax credit/rebate
Comcast Business Communications, LLC et. al. Comcast New Jersey state 2000 $6,534,530 grant
NBCUniversal, LLC Comcast New Jersey state 2009 $6,480,800 tax credit/rebate
WB Studio Enterprises, Inc. AT&T North Carolina state 2012 $6,315,335 tax credit/rebate
NBC Sports Ventures LLC Comcast Connecticut state 2017 $6,159,411 tax credit/rebate
Time Warner Cable, Inc. Charter Communications New York local 2007 $6,146,250 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lucky Cricket Productions, LLC Comcast Connecticut state 2009 $5,982,067 tax credit/rebate
WB Studio Enterprises, Inc. AT&T California state 2013 $5,811,030 tax credit/rebate
Warner Bros Pictures AT&T California state 2014 $5,811,000 tax credit/rebate
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES INC Ericsson United States federal 2005 $5,800,000 federal grant
Heartless Productions LLC Comcast Illinois state 2011 $5,783,105 tax credit/rebate
Universal Television Comcast California state 2016 $5,762,000 tax credit/rebate
Time Warner Entertainment AT&T North Carolina state 2004 $5,606,663 grant
Telemundo Media LLC Comcast Florida state 2016 $5,500,000 grant
Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless) Verizon Communications New Jersey state 2012 $5,478,000 grant
Warner Bros. Pictures AT&T California state 2016 $5,374,000 tax credit/rebate
GLC-(CA) SDCCD, LLC Atlantic Tele-Network United States federal 2011 $5,285,776 federal grant
Drunken Pig Productions LLC Comcast Michigan state 2011 $5,263,464 cost reimbursement
Warner Bros. Pictures AT&T California state 2016 $5,220,000 tax credit/rebate
Warner Bros. Pictures AT&T California state 2016 $5,219,000 tax credit/rebate
CenturyTel, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink and Affiliates CenturyLink Louisiana state 2010 $5,160,656 tax credit/rebate
Warner Bros. AT&T California state 2016 $5,138,000 tax credit/rebate
Open 4 Business Productions, LLC Comcast Pennsylvania state $5,104,564 tax credit/rebate
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC Ericsson United States federal 2007 $5,050,000 federal grant
WB Studio Enterprises, Inc. AT&T North Carolina state 2009 $5,003,472 tax credit/rebate
Comcast of Connecticut, Inc. Comcast Connecticut state 2010 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC Ericsson United States federal 2009 $5,000,000 federal grant
NBCUniversal, LLC Comcast New Jersey state 2013 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
NAVTEQ Corp. Nokia Illinois Local 2007 $5,000,000 tax increment financing
Frontier Communications Corporation Frontier Communications New York state 2015 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Comcast Corporation Comcast Pennsylvania state 2017 $5,000,000 grant
PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY AT&T California state 2004 $4,995,200 training reimbursement
Universal Television, LLC Comcast California state 2017 $4,933,000 tax credit/rebate
Verizon Corporate Resources Group Verizon Communications Florida state 2014 $4,800,000 tax credit/rebate
WB Studio Enterprises Inc. AT&T California state 2019 $4,763,000 tax credit/rebate
LEVEL 3 EON LLC CenturyLink United States federal 2010 $4,677,788 federal grant
Cellco Partnership Verizon Communications Ohio state 2013 $4,636,474 tax credit/rebate
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