DirecTV and EchoStar are fighting Pegasus' efforts to rejoin the controversial Multichannel Video and Data Distribution Service proceeding at the Federal Communications Commission.
In June, Pegasus filed a petition for reconsideration at the FCC concerning its dismissal from the MVDDS work, which aims to split spectrum use between wireless and satellite in frequencies already used by small dish services. Pegasus said it wants its application reinstated, saying the April dismissal was "premature" and that the agency didn't follow the law when it threw out the application.
Both EchoStar and DirecTV told the FCC in separate letters sent last week that they thought the Pegasus MVDDS application was properly dismissed by the commission. They didn't elaborate, saying instead they will comment further on the Pegasus/MVDDS matter when more concerning MVDDS at the FCC is placed on public notice.
Satellite interests have vigorously fought MVDDS at the FCC, saying they fear the proposed wireless service would interfere with their satellite signals.
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