The Berkshire Eagle reports Berkshire County cable subscribers might need an act of Congress for Spectrum to restore a pair of Massachusetts televisions stations to its local lineup.

The Berkshire Eagle reports U.S. Sen. Edward Markey plans to file federal legislation shifting the Berkshires from the Albany, N.Y.-designated market area to the Springfield market.

If approved, Springfield/Boston network affiliates would have priority over ones in the Albany area that Spectrum says they are currently required to carry in Pittsfield, North Adams and 14 towns, per Federal Communications Commission regulations.