The League of Rural Voters last week urged the FCC to approve the satellite radio merger.
It said the combined entity would offer listeners in rural communities more programming options at lower prices than those available from the two companies separately.
In announcing its support of the merger, the League also highlighted rural listeners who depend on satellite radio’s emergency and public safety stations.
The organization seeks to increase the representation of rural residents in public policy.
The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Latino Coalition also recently supported the merger, citing diversity of programming from a combined entity.