[Trilug-ontopic] clear.com for linux?

Zac Durham zacdurham at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 16:26:23 EST 2012

I've never met anyone who was satisfied with clear(wire) as their mainstream
carrier replacement, especially not for telecommuting purposes.

I recently told TWC to 'beat it' here in Greensboro. I got AT&T Uverse at
13Mb down/2Mb up for $24/mo. Service has been great.

DirecTV got my business but I know not everyone faces the satellites.

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Subject: [Trilug-ontopic] clear.com for linux?

Anyone in this area ("the Triangle," esp Carrboro/CHill) have experience
using clear.com with linux? or care to recommend another alternative to TWC
for home use? Why I ask:

My GF gets internet-only from TWC/roadrunner (no TV or other services) and
is looking for a cheaper service. Her usage is roughly

* 1/2 streaming audio (e.g., last.fm, music.npr.org)
* 1/4 streaming video (e.g., youtube, PBS)
* 1/4 citrixing into work

on a Mint desktop. My guess is that streaming (esp video) would be more
painful on Clear; I dunno about citrix or linux compatibility.
Does anyone have empirical results? or can recommend other/cheaper
alternatives to TWC in this area? E.g., can one just flip back and forth
between earthlink and TWC to stay on the introductory rate?
(I'm guessing they'd whack that, but ICBW.)

TIA, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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