State and company agreed to Assurance of Discontinuance after an investigation into Warren Supply’s alleged tying of Digital Satellite Systems (DSS) to the purchase of satellite programming and various unrelated products. According to the state, Warren Supply had de facto monopoly in the Digital Satellite System (DSS) market. The Independent Satellite Retailers (ISRs) were therefore forced to purchase other products from Warren in order to obtain the DSS product. The investigation indicated that absent the alleged tying arrangement there was potential for substantial separate sales by other sellers of the tied products. Currently, Warren Supply is still the only firm from which ISRs can purchase the Digital Satellite Systems. Under the terms of the Assurance of Discontinuance the ISRs’ allotment of any DSS product will not be dependent on the amount of DirecTV programming sold to DSS consumers by the ISRs. The Assurance of Discontinuance also provides that the ISRs will be able to purchase DSS products without being forced to purchase various other unrelated products. The Assurance also provides that Warren Supply will not lead ISRs to believe that any such tying of DSS products exists. Finally, the Assurance provides that Warren Supply will work to prevent future tying violations.