Ive worked on major streaming events and everybody and their mom has a dump button (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_delay) I can't imagine how this got through live television as the dump button should of been used
Lexicon makes GREAT USB sound cards, I currently use 5 of these ( http://www.amazon.com/Lexicon-Lambda-Desktop-Recording-Studio/dp/B000FFWZKI/ ) and have not had any issues. They sound amazing and really are great
What we do at work is kinda what @KS_Phillip. You can just use a nanostation and do point to point to other nanostations with a loco attached on the end. That would be the easiest and kinda cheap as well.
I do remember Robert Clarke talking in IRC about how @kaniini paid him to work on building servers over night. This was at like 2-3am his time, which is against child labor laws for somebody under 18 to work that late.
I came across this traceroute tool today, and I think it is pretty cool and awesome how it is done:
I would post screenshots but its too hard to capture. I think this could actually be very useful