If the FCC approves the Sirius and XM Radio merger, they would only do so because they consider their competition to be “all of radio,” including terrestrial radio.
But, if they are on the same playing field as terrestrial radio, then shouldn’t they have to play by the same rules as traditional radio, including FCC oversight?
The Sirius and XM merger can’t have their cake and eat it too. If they are not creating a monopoly (and only an idiot would think they aren’t — how many other satellite radio operators are there?), then they should be regulated as all radio is regulated (for better or worse).
Otherwise, it’s clear they’re creating a monopoly and consumer prices will rise.