Cable TV advertising set for election-year uptick; Kansas City residents seek recourse against Google Fiber

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Cable TV networks are forecast to take in around $720 million in election ad spending this year, a 6.9 percent increase over the 2010 election season, Borrell Associates reports. Story

> Advertisers are unhappy with new online video metrics that measure impressions just two seconds into playback of a video. Story

> T-Mobile has exempted speed tests from its data usage caps. Story

> Kansas City residents are seeking help from local government officials to get Google to make repairs to their property for damages made during the installation of fiber-optic cable. Story

> NBCUniversal has named Donald Storm III CFO of E! and the Esquire Network. Story

> Fox and former network chief and producer Gail Berman are jointly launching a new production company, the Jackal Group. Story

And finally... Hilda Viveiros Donofrio, chairwoman of Rhode Island pay TV and Internet services provider Full Channel Inc., has died at the age of 87. Story