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  1. #1 Don't know if it will fly, but the Outernet? 
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    There has been a plan in effect for a while now, called project Outernet.

    This should be going live around August 11 this year.

    Probably in Europe and parts of Africa, but meant to spread wordwide.

    The idea is based from New York and now has a German partnership and is
    meant to bring internet to all the people who cannot access it yet.

    It wll need for reception devices for the people to receive the signals
    but the service is meant to be free of charge and free of censureship..
    There are to be ground stations to transmit signals to mini satellites
    to return the signals to retransmit to the receivers.

    This could revolutionize the internet info delivery system if it can fly.

    https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/...ion-from-space
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    Their website doesn't exactly fill me with confidence, especially if the project time-line they are showing is up to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jilan View Post
    Their website doesn't exactly fill me with confidence, especially if the project time-line they are showing is up to date.
    I figure it is a longshot, but the overall idea seems workable. There is a ton of things I would like to know about this as far as how the info is acquired that they plan to imbed in the carrier waves. The idea of covering the entire Earth seems reasonable to me if they can have enough ground stations and little satellites. It is a bit like how long wave radio uses the ionsphere to bounce the signals back to earth and travel long distances.

    It is surely a startup thing - but I do think the ideas have promise.

    Last Feb there was an article in Tech Xplore that they wanted to start up this summer, and they say it is close to happening.

    Project "Outernet" looking to bring free Internet to entire world
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    If you read it to the end, you will see that it's not internet access, it's a continuous loop broadcast of pages deemed to be educational. They mention putting wiki on it. We used to have something like this in the UK called Ceefax which came through the TV. It was terrible.you picked your page and then had to wait for it to cycle round. Now how long would it take to transmit all the pages in wiki I wonder?
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