Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: PROPOSAL: GA Teleconferencing Multicast (@occupytechnology)
From: planetary_io
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:31:43 -0700 (PDT)
To: internet working group

We would actually be happy to bring the funding for this one, provided
we identify a trialable budget.

On Oct 20, 11:19 am, Chaz Cheadle <> wrote:
I wonder if we can find a way to test this (or similar out) and if it looks
like a powerful tool, get the GA to help fund it. Then workgroups could sign
up for timeslots and be able to have much larger participation in their


On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Nathan Freitas <> wrote:


I have some of the People's PBX concept in hacking working order up at: code here:

You dial-into one of the numbers from any phone, than many many people
can open the mobile optimized mp3 stream via:

It also does mp3 archiving.

I had multiple dial-in numbers available (can get more for $5 / month)
that are linked into an Asterisk server.

In turn this is linked to a lo-fi MP3 only audio stream, which even
prepaid blackberry devices from Boost can listen to. It would be great
to also have this linked to thousands of in-bound PSTN channels, and I
can make that happen, just didn't have the budget for it.

Would love to support your efforts in any way you see fit.


On 10/20/2011 01:20 PM, planetary_io wrote:
We have posted an initial proposal for investigation of
teleconferencing systems for multicast of GAs to occupytechnology.

The goal is to most cheaply / efficiently provide widest possible,
highest quality access to real-time GA proceedings for the "curious"
and off-site folks in solidarity. It has ancillary benefits like
providing for recording/remote transcription / user feedback.

We consider this an alternative to technically flawed and expensive
(to many 99%) "internet radio" and video streaming options, and hope
you will consider this as a more resource-friendly option.

- We are investigating some options for sourcing & systems design
- We will propose some specific implementations based on test vendors
- We are willing to coordinate and fund trials, maybe even production
- We don't necessarily need GA participation or approval for this,
just coordination on the ground to max reach;.

But feedback from active GA participants and those familiar with
diverse field constraints would be very helpful, for utility's sake
maybe we drive that to the OccupyTech forums:

Link again: