TWC's Baxter to chair Texas Cable Association; 647K people have commented on net neutrality to FCC

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Time Warner Cable executive Todd Baxter has been named chairman of the Texas Cable Assocation. Story

> 20th Century Fox TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman have been tapped to oversee the Fox network. Story

> Yahoo has purchased Israeli video startup Rayv. Story

> The Federal Communications Commission says it has received 647,000 net neutrality comments as the first public commenting round closes. Story

> Bennington, Vt., is set to launch a new downtown Wi-Fi zone, built and maintained by the Vermont Digital Economy Project and the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. Story

> Glenn Beck-owned right wing programming platform The Blaze has signed a carriage agreement with Armstrong. Story

And finally...   Speaking at the Television Critics Assocation summer tour in Los Angeles, NBC research chief Alan Wurtzel called on the TV industry to dismiss the dogma of Nielsen ratings and instead judge programming performance by the Total Audience Measurement Index (TAMi), which factors in SVOD and VOD data. Story