Operation Chokehold

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What is Operation Chokehold?

On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. The idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!

I’ve prepared 3 video files that I have tested and can confirm WILL DOWNLOAD over the 3G connection on the iPhone. These are 3 videos from the Lollapalooza concerts in Chicago last year. I figured, might as well eat the bandwidth with something fun to watch too!

Radiohead: http://bit.ly/8B3UGe (528.1 MB)
Kanye West: http://bit.ly/7CeZSX (161.6 MB)
Rage Against the Machine: http://bit.ly/5RYjvR (475 MB)

I also posted a video from Rothbury 20007: http://bit.ly/4MFKt9 (200 MB)

Also! Blackberry Users can participate too. Try PANDORA!

AT&T Outage, The Aftermath

Well now that AT&T services have been successfully restored, its comforting to find that the source of a massive service outage, covering approximately 5 states worth of subscribers, can be traced back to a single power failure in my hometown of Bloomfield, MI. How exciting. For the record, a majority of residents in Bloomfield & the surrounding areas are still without power. Bloomfield, MI