Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Telecommunications-local exchange carriers, wireless and internet and video service providers.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation regarding the taxation or regulation of telecommunications, broadband, video and internet services.

CEO Name:
William C. Esbeck
Executive Director

Contact
WCE
William C. Esbeck
122 W. Washington Ave, Suite 1050
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-8866 x2451
(608) 256-2676
bill.esbeck@wsta.info
http://www.wsta.info

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William Esbeck Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 239
Assembly Bill 239
Relating to: the use of certain federal funds for broadband expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/7/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 573
Assembly Bill 573
Relating to: broadband mapping and the use of certain federal funds for wireless broadband and cellular service expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/24/2021
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 91
Assembly Joint Resolution 91
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/27/2021
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.
Senate Bill 278
Senate Bill 278
Relating to: the use of certain federal funds for broadband expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2021
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.
Senate Bill 365
Senate Bill 365
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/7/2021
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.
Comments
We support SSA1 to SB365.
Senate Bill 565
Senate Bill 565
Relating to: broadband mapping and the use of certain federal funds for wireless broadband and cellular service expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 79
Senate Joint Resolution 79
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/1/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Issues related to NG911 cost recovery for originating providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to NG911 cost recovery for originating providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2021
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.

Issues relating to Right of Way permitting.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to Right of Way permitting.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues related to the taxation of telecommunications companies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the taxation of telecommunications companies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues relating to the PSC Remainder Assessment.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to the PSC Remainder Assessment.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Internet Privacy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Internet Privacy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues relating to rural broadband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to rural broadband

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues relating to 911 communications
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to 911 communications

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Rural Broadband Expansion Grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rural Broadband Expansion Grants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues related to municipal entry into the Broadband marketplace.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to municipal entry into the Broadband marketplace.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues related to Telephone Company property taxes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Telephone Company property taxes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues related to buried transmission facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to buried transmission facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues relating to utility easements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to utility easements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$43,801.21
2021
July - December
$33,998.25
2022
January - June
$30,505.20
Total $108,304.66
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
72.25
2021
July - December
31.00
2022
January - June
28.25
Total 131.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
128.25
2021
July - December
62.80
2022
January - June
62.50
Total 253.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the use of certain federal funds for broadband expansion grants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the use of certain federal funds for broadband expansion grants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
9 %
2021
July - December
39 %
2022
January - June
51 %
2022
July - December
Total 26 %
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
11 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: broadband mapping and the use of certain federal funds for wireless broadband and cellular service expansion grants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: broadband mapping and the use of certain federal funds for wireless broadband and cellular service expansion grants. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
13 %
2022
January - June
12 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
7 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
7 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
8 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
35 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
12 %
2022
July - December
Total 21 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
9 %
2022
January - June
6 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
6 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
6 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures