The FCC has put in place a protective order for documents related to the satellite radio merger and containing proprietary or confidential information.
This protection can apply to documents submitted by the satellite radio companies or others. The agency did not specify what type of information could be considered confidential; presumably certain financial information, test data or future product plans might fall under this category.
Anyone seeking access to the protected documents would have to agree to keep their contents confidential, the FCC stated in its decision.
Within two weeks of the end of this proceeding, all documents covered under the protective order must be destroyed or returned to the “submitting party.”