Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News; Google Fiber will delay its Portland, Oregon, plans several months

More cable news from across the web:

> As expected, longtime Fox News chief Roger Ailes has resigned following accusations of sexual harassment. Wall Street Journal story

> Google Fiber, which had been preparing to start buildout in Portland, Oregon, in the fall, will delay its plan several months. Oregonian story

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to stay on the job until the middle of next year if presumptive Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton wins the White House in November. Bloomberg story

Telecom News

> Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications – a deal that will deepen its fiber and millimeter wave wireless spectrum holdings for future 5G wireless deployments – hit a speed bump when the FCC asked the two service providers for additional information. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone Group said Europe still offers significant opportunities to grow its 4G subscriber base because only 30 percent of its users in the region have taken a 4G subscription to date. Article

Wireless News

> The FCC has awarded a key government number portability contract to the Ericsson subsidiary Telcordia despite security concerns by some in the intelligence community. Article

And finally… An unhappy Starz shareholder has sued John Malone over the sale of the premium cable network to Lionsgate. Hollywood Reporter story

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