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Vote: Should XM and Sirius be Allowed to Merge?


We want to hear what you think!

Yesterday, XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) and Sirius (SIRI), the nation's two satellite radio services, announced plans to merge. The $13 billion merger would offer consumers a wider range of programming, but would also require antitrust approval from the Justice Department, as the terms of their operating licenses prohibited XM and Sirius from ever owning each other's license.

Four years ago, a merger between EchoStar (DISH) and DirecTV (DTV) was rejected. Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin and XM Chairman Gary Parsons say the combined company would be in the public interest. Would a Sirius/XM merger really serve the public? Or would it simply be a monolithic monopoly immune to future competition? We want to know what you think.

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