Verizon's Boston FiOS build to kick off in September; Twitter in talks to stream live sports from NBA, Turner, MLS

More cable news from across the web:

Verizon will begin its Boston FiOS build in September, with the West Roxbury neighborhood slated as the first area to get the service. Boston Globe story

> Twitter is reportedly in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable network Turner about acquiring digital streaming rights for content related to live sports and events. Recode story

> FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has assembled a set of reform suggestions for the agency. Blog post

> Comcast is being sued by a cyclist in Portland, Ore. who claims an improperly suspended cable across a roadway clotheslined him. KTVZ-TV report

> Nearly half of SVOD users viewing service as much or more than pay-TV, according to an IBM study. CED Magazine story

> Cable TV ad management firm Viamedia announced it has renewed its longstanding agreement with NewWave Communications, in which Viamedia will continue to represent advertising sales throughout the Evansville and Terre Haute, Indiana, markets. Release

Telecom News

> Texas-based enterprise fiber voice and data provider Logix has been officially acquired by Astra Capital Management, a D.C.-based equity firm co-founded by Grande Communications veteran Matt Murphy. The deal, announced in November, closed this week. Article

European Wireless News

> Bouygues Telecom agreed to sell 230 of its mobile towers in France to independent towers company Cellnex for €80 million ($88 million), with the option to sell a further 270 towers in a second stage. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint has quietly killed its Samsung Galaxy Forever offering just a few months after launching the upgrade program. Article

And finally… Altice USA will carry Glenn Beck's The Blaze in the New York Metropolitan area. Multichannel News story

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