UStream Bringing Military Families together for Christmas
It’s a sad fact that military members will be separated from their families during the Holidays, even more so time of war. The song “I’ll be Home for Christmas” was written to express the dreamy disappointment of missing a soldier out on family and traditions. Well, former West Point Grads Brad Hunstable and John Ham – creators of UStream.tv – is doing their part to bring home to the front by supplying webcams and bandwidth to members of the military so they can be home virtually on Christmas Day.
Launched earlier this year and made popular by such tech personalities like Leo LaPorte, Ustream.TV lets anyone broadcast a live video stream that anyone can watch by logging in. And best part is, the bandwidth so far is free. This makes it the ideal vehicle for connecting with multiple family members. As such, UStream has donated webcams to the families of military personnel stationed in Iraq. The original idea was to also donate webcams to military personnel in country, but security concerns in Iraq nixed that idea and as such, soldiers must have their own webcams to be able to make the connection. Others still have the option to instant message or voice over I.P.