Stearns calls for FCC overhaul; Univision talks up three new channels

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> The FCC is ruled by "byzantine regulatory processes" and badly in need of overhaul, according to Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Oversight Committee. Story.

> Univision Communications, off the air since February in a retransmission fee dispute with small Vermont cable operator Full Channel TV, is talking up the launch of three new cable channels. Story.

> Online TV reaped $1.6 billion in revenue last year--34 percent more than 2009--with 65 percent of that coming from advertising payments of $719 million. Story.

> In related news, research from PacketVideo has determined that 40 percent of consumers want to wirelessly stream music, images and video around their homes, but nearly 20 percent don't understand how easy it is to do. Story.

> The Vermont Senate, not waiting for any federal help, has passed legislation that would foster full statewide broadband coverage by the end of 2013. Story.

And finally ... Don't drop into a dead faint, but Consumers Union has written a letter asking Congress to look closely at how an AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition will affect service prices. News release.

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