Cable industry news from across the Web:
> House Republicans Jo Bonner and Mike Rogers have advised FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to make certain that spectrum commission acquisition policies don't adversely impact radio and TV broadcasters. Story.
> U.S. small-medium businesses (SMBs) are three times more likely than average consumers to use "professional computer-related technical support services" according to research by Parks Associates. News release.
> Conditional access technology vendor Verimatrix has acquired DVB conditional access developer Comvenient. News release.
> The Masters Golf Tournament seems like a spring technology showcase: First Sony used it to launch its HDTV products at NAB a decade ago, Comcast and other cable operators showcased 3DTV last year, and now DirecTV is hyping "more coverage than ever before with two new channels ... and extended hours of coverage." News release.
> Best Buy continues to make the news, this time by offering shelf space to the Roku XD streaming media player. Story.
And finally ... Louisiana telecommunications company Benchmark Communications LLC is among the assets of the former McGinn, Smith & Co. investment house being sold after an SEC probe of the firm. Story.