FCC chairman Julius Genachowski defended the agency’s LightSquared process to House Commerce leaders in a letter released by the FCC Friday. The chairman emphasized the critical importance of making spectrum available for mobile broadband and defended the agency’s handling of the matter.
Additional stories in the 4/16/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
 
*DirecTV struck a deal with Pappas Friday that brings local stations back to the DBS provider’s lineup. Here’s what the MVPD had to say.
 
*More details are in on the development of the Cable Show’s “Imagine Park.” Companies—and kids—are invited to be part of its creation.
 
*A Federal District Court judge in Philly said Comcast subs can move forward with their 9-year-old case claiming Comcast overcharged consumers and kept competition out of the market. But the ruling did dismiss some of the plaintiff’s claims.
 
 
 

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