Or if it's not going to be approved, say so. This is ridiculous. It's been 1.5 YEARS already (if not close to that).
Republican commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate is the only FCC member left to vote on the deal and she is expected to do so shortly, two FCC officials close to the negotiations said. She is expected to sign off on the deal in exchange for a consent decree that resolves several enforcement issues involving the satellite radio companies and a combined fine of about $20 million, an FCC source close to the deal said.
Ms. Tate has also asked for a variety of other minor conditions, an FCC source said. An adviser to Ms. Tate did not respond to a call for comment. Exact details about the deal are not known since FCC officials and lawyers for the companies appear to still be working them out.
Darn if this goes through we consumer are burned!!!
Al-lacarte my a--- to get the same number of channels we will pay more money
Looks like sirus and XM pulled one over on the idots at the FCC got them to approve a rate increase.
How? By finally being able to listen to every sport with one radio and one subscription?
The only people this is bad for are "subscribers" that are face the prospect of losing perpetually free service from customer retention padding subscriber numbers and NAB stooges.
Obviously in a world of AM, FM, HD, CD, MP3, and a nearly infinite array of internet and cell phone streaming services, two satellite radio operators joining together limit our listening choices so severely that it should be treated as an illegal monopoly.