Comcast invests in social VR company; Hulu to debut series on weekly schedule

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast Ventures said it financed AltSpaceVR, a company that plays in "social virtual reality." Post

> Comcast said it will speed up Internet connections and add channels to its service in Santa Cruz, Calif. Post

> Cable operator Wow! appears to have experience a service outage. WAAY article

> Twitter signed a content and advertising deal with the NFL. StarTribune article

> Hulu will release its new series weekly, rather than all at once. Adweek article

> AT&T is continuing to negotiate with its union. Bloomberg article

Telecom News

> Due to intensive research efforts, Kansas University is planning on launching a 100-Gig service in its hometown of Lawrence by the middle of next year according to a story today by the Lawrence Journal-World. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Thanks to Sprint, T-Mobile, Bright House and others, the Wi-Fi industry's Passpoint standard is coming of age. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> Ericsson is working with Telenor Sweden to upgrade the operator's network to enable it to provide voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi calling and richer communication services for customers. Article

Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless' new pricing plans, in addition to doing away with subsidized smartphones and contracts, will likely boost profitability for the carrier, according to financial analysts. Article

> Apple will unveil its next iteration of the iPhone at an event the week of Sept. 7, and most likely on Sept. 9, according to a BuzzFeed report. Article

And finally… Ad-blocking technology could lead to $22 billion in lost revenue this year. Article