Pioneer has thrown their opinion into the ring regarding the proposed merger between Sirius and XM. While not taking an official position on the merger, Pioneer did express concerns over an Ibiquity proposal that would call for inclusion of HD radio chipsets into all SDARS receivers.

Pioneer raised several concerns about the limits that an idea such as Ibiqity's would have, and further stated that it should be a free marketplace that determines the success or failure of HD radio, and not government regulation.

Interestingly, Pioneer made no mention of the open access condition proposed by some consumer groups as well as U.S. Electronics.

Pioneer Filing

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