Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] PROPOSAL: GA Teleconferencing Multicast (@occupytechnology)
From: Nathan Freitas
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:16:59 -0400


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