Free Wi-Fi from Space

Monday 10th March 2014 | Bloddick

A New York-based non-profit organisation, Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), has proposed to build hundreds of cube satellites and send them into the stratosphere to recreate a constellation around the planet.

This particular technological setting would allow anyone to access Internet, for FREE, from all over the world. The point is, said MDIF, that at least 40% of people around earth are still not able to connect to the web. And that's not only because of political restrictions, like it happens in North Korea, but mostly due to the high costs of bringing service to remote areas. Therefore, an 'Outernet' would solve this post-modern problem.

The organisation said that such a massive project would be seriously expensive, with every satellite costing from 100,000 USD to 300,000 USD to build and launch, but it seems that willing investors have appeared with interest already.

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