XM Cites Amber Alerts, Calls NAB Effort ‘Selfish’

This special interest legislation would prevent satellite radio from broadcasting local traffic, weather and emergency alert information on our national platform so that all of its more than 13 million subscribers can hear it.
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In response to the introduction of H.R. 983 (see above), XM released this statement:

“This special interest legislation would prevent satellite radio from broadcasting local traffic, weather and emergency alert information on our national platform so that all of its more than 13 million subscribers can hear it. Why doesn't the NAB want satellite radio to be able to broadcast local Amber Alerts? Because of their selfish desire to avoid competition in the marketplace. Congress should reject this outrageous attempt to stifle competition and harm consumers.”

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