Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 8:10am
PROMETHEUS RADIO COMES OUT AGAINST XM/SIRIUS MERGER
[SOURCE: Lasar's Letter on the FCC, AUTHOR: Matthew Lasar]
The group that blocked the Federal Communications Commission's 2003 attempt to relax its media ownership rules has filed comments in opposition to the proposed merger of XM and Sirius satellite radio. "A rigorous assessment of the merger's impact on the public interest can lead the Commission to only one conclusion," writes the Prometheus Radio Project in tandem with several other groups: "the merger would be contrary to the public interest." The July 9th comments, filed by Prometheus, the Media Access Project (MAP), and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG), put the media democracy movement squarely against the marriage of the two satellite services.
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