Sam Brownback

The Consumer Electronics Association has once again asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve the pending merger between XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro, the group said, wrote a letter this week to FCC chairman Kevin Martin, asking the FCC to “move quickly” on the merger. Shapiro added that a quick decision on the merger would “provide confidence to consumers and clarity in the marketplace.” More than a year after it was announced, the merger was cleared in March by the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, leaving FCC passage as its last remaining hurdle. Also Thursday, Sen. Sam

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