Here at GeekNFreak.com we love the idea of a free and open internet with free access to all. We also applaud all the efforts of the Outernet team. We would like to offer our services in anyway we can. With that said here is some food for thought.
Outernet seems very possible. The idea of free internet is nothing new in the United States. Unfortunately the last breakthrough in free internet was Netzero’s 4G which allowed an individual to browse up to 200MB for free a month. In previous years Juno and Netzero both had free options for accelerated dial-up for up to 10 hours of browsing with ads.
I feel that something similar would be possible with satellite internet. If you have proprietary software such as a browser or for the sake of argument a Android app you would be able to show Ads and sell Ad space to help cover the cost. As far as speed goes when it comes to free internet you can’t be to greedy. 768 kbit/s is currently the US FCC minimum requirement to be considered broadband.
This is just to get the ball rolling. Anyone else have any other ideas on how these guys can cover cost or make money to keep it going?