House Commerce subcmte head Greg Walden (R-OR) is looking to streamline the FCC, again. Cable isn’t endorsing specific proposals but has been generally supportive, and Walden, whose FCC overhaul bills failed in the Senate last year, wants to introduce similar proposals this year. Sen Dean Heller (R-NE), who supported the Senate version of Walden’s bill last year, will “continue to work with Chairman Walden to bring these bills up for discussion in both chambers of Congress,” a spokesman told us. NCTA, Comcast and subcmte ranking member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) comment.

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Time Warner Cable and Journal Broadcast’s retrans spat is a bit unusual. Here’s why.
YES Network inked a deal with Fox Sports Media Group to televise live ACC basketball and football games and Big East basketball games.
The FCC should stay away from VoIP interconnection trials sought by AT&T and others, ACA told the agency in a filing. Read on for the association’s reasoning.

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