Sirius Seeks To Broadcast To Alaska And Hawaii
November 14, 2006 at 6:37 AM (PT)
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO has applied to the FCC to extend its existing special temporary authority to operate terrestrial repeaters in the 48 contiguous states to also allow them in the two non-contiguous states, ALASKA and HAWAII.
The HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN reports that the company has no plans to launch any satellites that would provide the service. Rather, SIRIUS is asking that they be allowed to build originating transmitters. The application is for one "repeater" in HONOLULU and three in ALASKA.