Rep Markey introduces bill (HR7157) to require all radios to recieve HD & Satellite
Mon Oct 6 12:11:05 EDT 2008
On 10/06/2008 11:54 AM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> I may still write a letter.
I'd appreciate getting your and other readers' analysis on the proposal.
The last time I wrote to Markey, it's because he was calling for some
academic to be jailed for exposing a computer security lapse. He
eventually got the point.
On the face of things, this bill handicaps Sirius/XM slightly by
compelling equipment makers to add access to the competing HD services;
it thus serves terrestrial broadcasters' interests. Is that Markey's
There's no counterpart provision requiring that makers of HD radios add
satellite access, probably wisely. Does the monopoly position of
Sirius/XM justify this tilt?
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