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FCC: Hurdle to Sat Radio Merger 'High'

The FCC would need to evaluate "any" transaction filed to determine if it is in the public interest, said chairman Kevin Martin in reaction to the merger plans announced by XM and Sirius.
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The FCC would need to evaluate "any" transaction filed to determine if it is in the public interest, said chairman Kevin Martin in reaction to the merger plans announced by XM and Sirius. Yet the hurdle would be high as the agency originally prohibited one company from holding the only two satcaster licenses.

In a statement, Martin said the companies would need to demonstrate consumers "would clearly be better off with both more choice and affordable prices."


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