Disappointed that Outernet offers no two-way communication/services


#1

Has not the slightest pertinence if Outernet does not provide email, messaging, or any other two-way or live services, nor does it allow access to arbitrary websites. I buy a Lighthouse and so; I’m very disappointed.


Outernet: What Outernet Broadcasts And Why
#2

I’m not quite sure what you were expecting. To me it was pretty clear that this is a one-way system. Data broadcasting, if you will. Outernet is a dynamic library of content. It is quite like a magazine subscription - content is selected and distributed (in this case via satellite instead of the post) - you receive it and may then read (or not) and save (or discard) as you choose.

The big difference between Outernet and a magazine or traditional library (aside from the delivery method) is in the editorial/curation process and that anyone may request/recommend content, or even submit their own, for inclusion in the broadcast.

If you were expecting something different, and especially two-way technology, then perhaps you did not do suficcient research before making your purchase.


#3

We are sorry if it is not what you expected, but the description of Lighthouse stated its usage very clearly: “Outernet does not provide Internet access. Lighthouse does NOT provide email, messaging, or any other two-way or live services, nor does it allow access to arbitrary websites.” Our users find the broadcasted Library of content to be very valuable.


#4

I would imagine, once the Outernet library gets going, people could, at the very least, upload static versions of their websites.