[occupyaustin-it-assets] Convo re: consolidating Clear accounts

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com
Mon Nov 14 16:42:25 CST 2011


Fnf is ready to go on this in all regards. We can open the account, take the money and pay the bill 

Gregory Foster <gfoster at entersection.org> wrote:

>I'd like to encourage us to initiate a conversation about the pro's &
>con's of consolidating our individual contracts with Clear into a
>business-class tier of service.  This is a conversation we need to
>broach with FNF as part of the dialogue (I've cc:ed Charles), as they
>are exploring similar avenues with regards to rolling out provisioned
>FreedomTowers nationwide.  We have not had a problem locally getting
>folks to donate their resources to provision Clear accounts under their
>names.  But those accounts can be pulled at any time, and these folks
>are also undertaking liability.
>
>Can we get our ducks in a row as regards full knowledge of our options
>BEFORE we involve OA finance?  I'll put out some feelers to see if I
>can ascertain current plans re: incorporation, financial liquidity,
>whether the DBA can suffice for opening an account w/ Clear, etc.
>
>Charles, any word from FNF as regards this question?  Seems like either
>way we're going to need to do something locally since the Austin FT is
>only one pair of modems from the total set.
>
>gf
>
>
>On 11/14/11 2:08 PM, OccupyAustin.org WebTeam wrote: 
>
>Greg,
>
>The story goes like this...
>
>Day One: 1.1Gb Bandwidth Used - Received the device and tested 
>
>Day Two: 4.7Gb Bandwidth Used - Live-Streamed GA and used in WebTeam
>Meeting
>
>Day Three: Speeds where very slow - .46Mbs Down / 1.8Mbs Up - contacted
>Clear technical support and after wading through much bullshit,
>including a lady telling me my router was "tired" and to turn it off of
>2 to 12 hours, I was finally able to get a supervisor to admit that
>they use a program to automatically throttle anyone using "too much"
>bandwidth in an effort to make things "fair" for their other customers.
>Anyone who trips this usage monitor automatically gets put on a special
>list. In my case it was because I used over 2.5Gb in one day. 
>
>Clear is obviously not unlimited... so I cancelled immediately because
>they do not offer an upgrade options for truly unlimited service...
>which I would have gladly paid. 
>
>This article offers further examples as well:
>
>http://ventspace.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/confirmed-clear-wimax-bandwidth-throttling/
>
>Anton
>
>Web Team
>OccupyAustin.org
>We are the 99%
>
>
>
>On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Gregory Foster
><gfoster at entersection.org> wrote:
>
>On 11/14/11 8:47 AM, OccupyAustin.org WebTeam wrote: 
>
>Clear will throttle speeds to .50Mbs if used for this purpose. I was
>throttled after 1 day of use.
>
>
>The way you've described Clear's action, that would be a violation of
>their own Terms of Service which can be contested.  One of the reasons
>why the IT group has been preferencing Clear for communications is
>their hands-off approach to network management - unless they observe a
>problem with abuse of bandwidth, in which case they are empowered to
>make these kinds of decisions.
>
>Anton, can you send a description of the problem you've encountered and
>your communications with Clear to the IT magnets [ it at occupyaustin.org
>] and we'll see what options we have.  Anyone else who has observed
>bandwidth limitations on Clear devices please notify us.  As we have so
>many Clear devices associated with the occupation, we may be able to
>consolidate our plans and shift to a different service level.
>
>gf
>
>
>On 11/14/11 8:47 AM, OccupyAustin.org WebTeam wrote: 
>
>FYI
>
>Clear will throttle speeds to .50Mbs if used for this purpose. I was
>throttled after 1 day of use.
>
>Anton
>
>Web Team
>OccupyAustin.org
>We are the 99%
>
>
>
>On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Jim C <morlog at mail.com> wrote:
>
>yes there is still a need for a broadband wifi hotspot or a 4g dongle
>that will work with a linux system at city hall to help with the
>livestream.  Also any type of comunications equipment would be greatly
>appreciated. 
>
>
>
> 
>
>----- Original Message -----
>
>From: Sam Orr
>
>Sent: 11/12/11 01:21 PM
>
>To: occupyaustin-volunteers at foojutsu.org
>
>Subject: [occupyaustin-volunteers] Whats up?
>
>
>Hey did you guys still need help with the communications stuff? If so
>hit me back.
>
>-- Gregory Foster || gfoster at entersection.org @gregoryfoster <>
>http://entersection.com/ 

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