Recent Activites in Standards and Regulations

The Commission found that grant of the application, with the voluntary commitments made by the applicants and other conditions, is in the public interest. After reviewing the empirical data available as part of its competitive analysis, the Commission determined there was insufficient evidence in the record to predict the likelihood of anticompetitive harms. It therefore evauated the application under “worst-case” assumptions, i.e., that the relevant market is limited to SDARS. With voluntary commitments and other conditions to mitigate harm to consumers, the Commission found the transaction to be in the public interest. All of the voluntary commitments must continue in effect at least three years after consummation of the merger.