Outernet’s Free Internet For The Citizens of The World.
Outernet is an up and coming New York Based startup that has a wild idea that could benefit many people around the world. That is, to have unrestricted, internationally accessible and broadcasting data vie satellite, leading towards everyone receiving free Internet access. Yes, you read that correctly, free.
Now this is how it works, Othernet will be made up of a constellation of hundreds of cheaply made miniature satellites that have been named Cubesats in low Earth orbit. Each of these satellites will upload data streams from a network of stations on Earth and transmit said data in at infinite loop until new content can be received. “Data casting” which is the name of the technology used, which will be transmitted through the Outernet’s satellite constellation. This technology will also allow users to pass any censorship, secure privacy, and will use wide radio waves to transmit and offer a globally accessible Internet information service with not need to pay for any citizen of Earth. This will also include the populace of earth who currently have no means of accessing internet, they will not require to pay anything just like everyone else in major civilizations.
It’s the modern iteration of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space, the Outernet folks say, citing Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”—an ideal that is obviously not currently being realized, nor anything close to it.
The main goal for Outernet is to bring the gap that is currently in the global information divide, and hope to bring the many countries who are unable or unwilling to provide their people with the needed access to the world-wide web.