NAB Consultant Counters 'Luxury' Merger Argument

Former Federal Trade Commission Chairman James Miller, now an NAB consultant, told the FCC that satellite radio is not a “luxury” item, so it would be a mistake for federal regulators to take a “hands off” attitude towards the proposed merger.
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Former Federal Trade Commission Chairman James Miller, now an NAB consultant, told the FCC that satellite radio is not a “luxury” item, so it would be a mistake for federal regulators to take a “hands off” attitude towards the proposed merger.

In a statement filed with the commission, Miller said, “A large portion of satellite radio consumers have incomes that are relatively modest, and for many of them the service is more essential than luxury.”

Miller also was a director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan.

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