Wisconsin Independent Telecommunications System, Inc. d/b/a Access Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Facilitator of video and data transmission.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues related to Badger Net and telecommunications networks.

CEO Name:
Mark Weller
President/CEO

Contact
MW
Mark Weller
2801 International Lane, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 244-4600
(608) 244-4447
mweller@accesswis.com
www.accesswis.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Mark Weller Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
William McClenahan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeremey Shepherd Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Kenneth Walsh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 473
Assembly Bill 473
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
There is no need to delay for a third year. UW is and should be prohibited from providing telecommunications to others. Government competition puts the private sector at an unfair disadvantage, discouraging needed private sector investment.
Senate Bill 375
Senate Bill 375
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
There is no need to delay for a third year. UW is and should be prohibited from providing telecommunications to others. Government competition puts the private sector at an unfair disadvantage, discouraging needed private sector investment.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration

Notification Date
4/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
broadband purchasing

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
4/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

provision of telecommunications services by UW or state agencies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
provision of telecommunications services by UW or state agencies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/20/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

provision of telecommunications services by UW or state agencies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
provision of telecommunications services by UW or state agencies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/19/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Tax incentives for broadband deployment and telecommuter investments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax incentives for broadband deployment and telecommuter investments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/7/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

federal grant funds for community area networks
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
federal grant funds for community area networks

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

issues related to BadgerNet Converged Network
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
issues related to BadgerNet Converged Network

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

issues related to state telecommunications purchasing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
issues related to state telecommunications purchasing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$17,529.57
2011
July - December
$13,110.33
2012
January - June
$21,908.47
2012
July - December
$22,912.33
Total $75,460.70
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
82.15
2011
July - December
20.10
2012
January - June
25.35
2012
July - December
32.10
Total 159.70
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
207.60
2011
July - December
89.60
2012
January - June
177.40
2012
July - December
144.20
Total 618.80

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
30 %
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
30 %
2012
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
30 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
30 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
40 %
2012
January - June
20 %
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 17 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
30 %
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 13 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
70 %
Total 16 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures