The Alabama House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution opposing the proposed merger of XM and Sirius, according to NAB.
Mike Hubbard, the state Republican Party chairman and a member of the House, introduced the measure. He is a member of the board of the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
The resolution now goes to the Alabama Senate. “It is our hope that similar resolutions will be introduced in other states,” NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton stated.
The resolution encourages the attorney general and FCC to frown upon XM and Sirius combining because the company would be able to impose “anti-competitive terms, conditions and prices” on consumers.