U.S. senators raise concerns over LTE-U; Comcast's NBCU reportedly ready to invest in BuzzFeed, Vox

More cable news from across the Web:

> Neil Everett and Stan Verrett are now a part of ESPN's late night lineup. Variety article

> Liberty Global increased its stake in ITV to 9.9 percent. Deadline article

> Some U.S. senators are raising concerns about LTE Unlicensed technology. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Officials in Tempe, Ariz., voted to move forward with Google Fiber. AZ central article

> Comcast's NBCU is reportedly poised to invest in BuzzFeed and Vox. Re/code article

> AT&T's purchase of DirecTV could open up the Pac-12 Networks to UCLA and USC. OC Register article

> Viacom purchased a 50 percent interest in India's Prism TV. Release

Telecom News

> TDS Telecom is moving ahead with its targeted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services build with plans to roll out services in an additional seven wireline markets by the end of this year. Article

> Frontier has reached another labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 6 (CWA), covering workers in Texas and Missouri, clearing another key issue as it proceeds with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in Texas, California and Florida. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint is going after T-Mobile US and other carriers with a new family plan promotion that offers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of shared data for $100 per month. The carrier also said that families can choose Sprint's 40 GB shared data plan for just $20 more per month, or $120 in total. Article

> U.S. Cellular continued its momentum of positive, if modest, subscriber growth in the second quarter, building on a strong end of 2014. The carrier is also on the cusp of implementing its first LTE roaming agreement. Article

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