Comcast accepting proposals for Hispanic networks; Amazon to launch streaming service in Japan

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast Cable said it is now accepting proposals for two substantially Hispanic American owned, independent English-language networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets. Release

> Cox Communications launched its new flareKids app for the iPad that aggregates TV shows for kids. Multichannel News article

> Atlantic Broadband is now adding new HD channels to its service.  Altoona Mirror article

> MiCTA selected Time Warner Cable Business Class as a national vendor. Release

> Amazon will launch its streaming video service in Japan. Deadline article

> A video advertising partnership among Verizon Wireless, Facebook and the NFL is now over. WSJ article

> Mediacom is in talks with some city officials about launching 1 Gbps services. Journal-Courier article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is accepting $500 million in the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it deliver broadband services to about 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states over the next six years. Article

Wireless Tech News

> T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said that now that a petition he started in April 2014 to abolish data overage charges has garnered more than 250,000 signatures, he and T-Mobile are going to take action. Article

Wireless News

> As part of Sprint's years-long effort to reband public safety entities, the FCC has granted a waiver that will allow Sprint to deploy its 800 MHz network in parts of Washington state that are considered key to its service in the Portland, Ore., metro area. Article

> In a new filing to the FCC, Verizon, T-Mobile US, Qualcomm, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent blasted a proposal by the Wi-Fi Alliance to certify LTE Unlicensed technologies, arguing the Wi-Fi Alliance is seeking to become a "gatekeeper" for technology in unlicensed spectrum. Article

And finally… Supplement marketer Vemma Nutrition has been shut down by a court. Article

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