Sizing up funding for COMPTEL, TIA, USTelecom and other trade groups

Given the diverse needs of the telecom and cable industries, a number of industry trade groups have emerged to provide advocacy and standards support. What are these groups' yearly revenues and tradeshow income?

FierceCable looks at funding for a number of industry trade groups in its new feature How NCTA, COMPTEL, ACA and other trade groups' funding stacks up.

In the report, FierceCable examined tax returns from 2013--the latest year that such figures were available--and broke down the top trade groups' funds, including executive salaries and year-over-year comparisons.

Some of the wireline telecom groups on the report's list include COMPTEL, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and USTelecom.

Out of this group, USTelecom was the clear leader, reporting in 2013 total revenues of $14.2 million. TIA and COMPTEL reported $9.5 and $4.4 million, respectively.

Take a look at FierceCable's new special report and let us know what you think in the comments section.--Sean

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