Internet for the World

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    An organization called Media Development Investment Fund plans to offer free global wifi via low-orbit satellites.

    An organization called Media Development Investment Fund plans to offer free global wifi from outer space.   Here’s how it would work.  They’re calling this project “Outernet” and it would involve a constellation of inexpensive, small satellites in Low Orbit Earth that will be receiving data streams from a network of ground stations.  From them, people can access basic levels of news, information and entertainment.  The organization believes that having access to the knowledge on the Internet is a human right.