Senator Petitions FCC To Reject XM-Sirius Merger
April 21, 2008 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Sen. BYRON DORGAN (D-ND), a high-ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, wrote to the FCC on FRIDAY, asking the agency to block the $5 billion merger of satellite radio firms XM and SIRIUS reports REUTERS.
In his letter, DORGAN said the deal would harm consumers and urged the FCC not to follow the Justice Department's decision last month to approve the deal.
"This merger is contrary to the public interest. I hope that the FCC will stand up for competition in the public interest and deny this merger," DORGAN wrote in his letter to FCC Chairman KEVIN MARTIN.