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Rural Groups Back Satellite Merger

In a joint letter to FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, a South Dakota native, several organizations representing rural Americans expressed support for the proposed Sirius-XM merger, citing benefits for rural consumers.

In a joint letter to FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, a South Dakota native, several organizations representing rural Americans expressed support for the proposed Sirius-XM merger, citing benefits for rural consumers.

The groups are the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/LAF and League of Rural Voters, the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, Intertribal Agriculture Council and Oklahoma Black Historical Research Society Project, Inc.

The groups said in the letter the merged entity would be able to provide rural subscribers with greater programming options and lower pricing.

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