Sirius XM Battles Wireless Carriers Over Interference Fears
May 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO's campaign against wireless carriers' spectrum use that it believes threatens its terrestrial repeater network has caught the attention of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, which covers the satellite radio company's APRIL 23rd filing with the FCC complaining that allowing wireless carriers to use frequencies close to its own network's slice of spectrum will "fail to protect satellite radio's nearly 19 million subscribers and 35 million listeners from harmful interference."
Attorneys for the wireless carriers contend that SIRIUS XM is getting "far more protection than they're entitled to," and the FCC is close to enacting rules based on a Commission proposal to settle the long-running and unresolved dispute between the wireless companies and the satellite radio company.
On SIRIUS XM's part, HOWARD STERN has exhorted his listeners to complain about the proposal to the FCC, and SIRIUS XM subscribers have "flooded the FCC with complaints," reports the JOURNAL.
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