Destroy the Bandwidth Barriers
Bill Quick

New York company says it can beam free OUTERNET Wi-fi to every person on Earth | Mail Online

ou might think you have to pay through the nose at the moment to access the Internet.

But one ambitious organisation called the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is planning to turn the age of online computing on its head by giving free web access to every person on Earth.

Known as Outernet, MDIF plans to launch hundreds of satellites into orbit by 2015.

And they say the project could provide unrestricted Internet access to countries where their web access is censored, including China and North Korea.

I can’t imagine that the American corporte giants who’ve been gouging everybody on the price of bandwidth thanks to government protected monopolies will be very happy about it, either.

I’ve been predicting that bandwidth would be where the barricades are raised in the next great battle for human rights.

This could be one of the solutions.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Destroy the Bandwidth Barriers — 1 Comment

  1. The first stage is little more than an internet radio. I guess that is better than nothing in places that have no access or unaffordable access. I’m not getting the warm fuzzies over this one, maybe later.