Some State Attorneys General Oppose XM/Sirius Merger
A group of 14 attorneys general of U.S. states have come out against the merger of satellite radio firms XM and Sirius, the Web site Beta News reported this week. The officials added that if the merger passes, they wish for Sirius to publish its iinteroperable receiver specifications as open source.
The group let their position be known in a filing to the FCC last week.
Leading the opposition to the merger are Robert Cooper of Tennessee and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (both Democrats); also joining in are the AGs of Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.