Friday, June 19, 2009

Goldie hooks it up!

THERE IS NO SHAME IN MY GAME! I'm on my hustle.



Alright. Here it is. This is my call to the PDX readers of CIM to consider switching from Comcast to Clear. I am ready and able to help you make that happen. You'll never have to share bandwidth again. Clear uses WiMax (wifi on crack). You will save mad dolla bills. Plans start at $20 a month. Have questions? Give me a call! -or- email me! goldiedavich (at) gmail (dot) com

Your's Sincerely with Love and Appreciation,
goldie

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Tech analyst John Paczkowski reports on Comcast's decision to appeal the FCC’s precedent-setting ruling that Internet gatekeepers cannot block users' access to the free and open Internet:






6 comments:

Goldie Davich said...

Eriq wants me to make CLEAR what CLEAR's stance on NET NEUTRALITY is...

I'm working on it. Clear launched in January of 2009. Any shady behavior on their part might not be public for a while. Until then I will contact them directly...

And for those of you who remember me going on and on and on and on and on and on and on about WHITE SPACES... Guess what WiMax is? It's internet using the white space spectrum! it's boring but it's cool how I've come full circle.... NERD STUFF ABOUT WHITE SPACES

Brujo said...

so its entirely wireless? that doesnt save me money if i have to buy wi-fi gear, too. (router, card, airport, etc..)is that how it works? a bit confused..i hate comcast but i dont trust wi-fi in a house full of gamers. the interrupt rate is usually really high with that stuff. how reliable? at what cost? what speeds are average up/down? (not the advertised..the actual. its almost always less than they will tell you with cable/internet providers)are you using it? are you using torrents and streaming apps across multiple computers? i ask because we have 3-4 boxes rocking full tilt 24/7 plus the xbox.. comcast sucks but comcast handles that load pretty well for $45 a month. am interested, but don't know shit about that company.. explain please? how do they react to RIAA actions and demands to give bandwidth loads on customers or flag identities for keywords like Jihad, Anarchist, etc.. cause comcast flags that shit and reports on it.

Goldie Davich said...

Brujo -

so its entirely wireless?

The modem has a power supply. plug the modem into the computer with ethernet. if you have additional computers in the house you need a router.

The USB mobile device you plug in and go.


that doesnt save me money if i have to buy wi-fi gear, too. (router, card, airport, etc..)is that how it works?

If you use multiple computers a the same time wireless router is necessary. Other wise you can just grab the modem and plug it into any computer that is in the service area.

a bit confused..i hate comcast but i dont trust wi-fi in a house full of gamers. the interrupt rate is usually really high with that stuff. how reliable? at what cost? what speeds are average up/down? (not the advertised..the actual. its almost always less than they will tell you with cable/internet providers)are you using it? are you using torrents and streaming apps across multiple computers? i ask because we have 3-4 boxes rocking full tilt 24/7 plus the xbox.. comcast sucks but comcast handles that load pretty well for $45 a month.

There is no sharing bandwidth with WiMax. It doesn't slow down no matter how many people are using it. here is the price UL/DL breakdown:

Basic Home $20 768/128 Mpbs
Fast Home $30 /3384 Mbps
Faster Home $40 6/512 Mbps

The modem is 4.99 a month or 75 outright.

***here's the special***
Pick 2:
Fast Home with 2GB Mobile for $45 a a month for life.
OR
Faster Home with Unlimited Mobile for $55 a month for life.

Want to take if for a test drive? I will bring my demo modem and USB over.


am interested, but don't know shit about that company.. explain please? how do they react to RIAA actions and demands to give bandwidth loads on customers or flag identities for keywords like Jihad, Anarchist, etc.. cause comcast flags that shit and reports on it.

In my previous comment I mentioned that I am looking into such reactions and stances on customer privacy. My favorite watch dog is freepress.net.

Brujo said...

nicely done. yer the best.
I would like a demonstration of your modem, because my comcast is slow as shit recently and its really annoying. so Wimax is the first generation of ISP's in america to follow the japanese example of tiered internet services? speed depends on what your willing to pay for it, instead of a standard rate and speed? thats something for me to consider as well, that makes me oddly uncomfortable in a way i cant describe yet. something having to do with the lower income people getting less access to something that's nearly a requirement for everyday society, maybe. let me know when you have time. you live right down the street, so thats pretty easy. :)

Goldie Davich said...

Here was Clear's response:

Hi Goldie,

Thank you for your inquiry.

Please refer to the below key messaging in regards to network usage and congestion:


· Clearwire maintains a “hands off” approach to managing our network – we only manage the network to the extent that we have congestion problems. We do not have any usage caps per customer.

· If we experience network congestion, we are committed to dealing with everyone fairly and we do not target specific applications. The heaviest of users may give up a small amount of bandwidth so that everybody has a good experience.

· If network congestion requires us to contact the heaviest of users, we follow a four-step process which begins with a simple phone call to our customer. Most customers are not aware of their excessive use of bandwidth because it can be due to a computer virus or spyware. We have found these customers appreciate the matter being brought to their attention, and applaud our commitment to maintaining the quality of the network for all customers.

· Looking ahead as we upgrade our existing markets to mobile WiMAX: One of the key advantages of WiMAX is that it’s an all-IP architecture and higher-than-3G speeds are a perfect fit for high-bandwidth applications.

Please let us know if you have further questions.

Thanks and best regards,

Clearwire Media Relations

britney said...

Network congestion it's a big problem even i am facing!!
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