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Author Topic: This is interesting: Free Internet for all!  (Read 435 times)

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Offline WolfyTopic starter

This is interesting: Free Internet for all!
« on: February 10, 2011, 06:52:08 PM »
http://news.discovery.com/tech/free-internet-for-all.html

So yeah, apparently a Non-profit organization is trying to raise enough money in order to purchase the most advanced communication satellite ever launched, and use it to provide free internet to millions of people.

So far, the estimated cost is $150,000, and they've raised $50,000.



What do you think, Elliquiy? Do you think this crazy plan could work? :D

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: This is interesting: Free Internet for all!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 07:07:07 PM »
Nice thought but given the final cost of a satellite I don't see them getting off the ground. Too many companies would pay through the nose for a satellite already deployed upstairs. I mean, the iridum system cited on the article went for 23 million.

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Re: This is interesting: Free Internet for all!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 07:22:47 PM »
I also find this a bit vague. Free internet? How? And, for how?

Offline Aiden

Re: This is interesting: Free Internet for all!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 07:32:31 PM »
It was called Net Zero, it ended up costing money.

Won't work, even if people get something for free they will bitch and cry about it.

Brilliant marketing campaign.

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Re: This is interesting: Free Internet for all!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 08:22:29 PM »
http://news.discovery.com/tech/free-internet-for-all.html

So yeah, apparently a Non-profit organization is trying to raise enough money in order to purchase the most advanced communication satellite ever launched, and use it to provide free internet to millions of people.

So far, the estimated cost is $150,000, and they've raised $50,000.

That's the price for getting a business plan together, not what they plan to spend on the satellite.

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there is no final price tag on the satellite. The $150,000 will get the ball rolling, but the ultimate cost will likely be much higher.