WASHINGTON, DC NAB issued the following statement in response to a Thomas Hazlett study commissioned by XM and Sirius Satellite Radio endorsing a monopoly merger. The following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton:
"This report defies logic. The study's contention that consumers would benefit from a monopoly merger of the only two satellite radio services is laughable, as evidenced by the fact that Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America are opposing the merger."
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