Free Internet From Space
posted by gatekeeper50
What do you do with a brand spanking new super telecomm satellite when the company that owned it went bankrupt? A HUMAN RIGHT, an international human rights organization, would like to buy it, offer bandwidth for pay to existing networks, but broadcast internet for free.
The charity group A Human Right said it was planning to purchase a satellite that would provide free basic Internet access to developing countries around the world.The group, which was founded by 25-year-old Kosta Grammatis, is currently raising money to buy the TerreStar-1, the largest commercial communications satellite ever built. TerreStar, the company that owns the satellite, filed for chapter-11 bankruptcy protection in October 2010, opening the possibility that the satellite may be up for sale.
Nearly 5 billion out of the world’s 6.9 billion people don’t have access to the Internet.
A Human Right plans to finance their satellite by allowing telecommunication companies to purchase bandwidth, while providing basic service for free to everyone. “Our goal is to not only get everyone online, but also facilitate the growth of an industry,” their website said.
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