Hypothetically, What are the Limits to this Technology?


#1

Provided that you receive your dream donation of $1 billion, what could you do with it?

I understand that your primary goal is to provide free and uncensored information to everyone and that Lantern is currently only set to receive, but hypothetically speaking, with $1 billion+ funding, would this technology be able to provide a two-way internet?

Would this two-way internet be real time?

For example, provided both of those conditions are fulfilled, could I hypothetically send something to someone else on this global Outernet and have them receive it instantly?
If this IS possible, I have ideas for possible investors and would like to contact you.


#2

Not in real time, to my understanding. It’s my understanding that the only way to (with the current technology being used) broadcast is to have a huge antennae and send info to the satellite.


#3

The costs of satellite internet access are fairly well understood. It requires a 1-2 meter dish.

You can get a 3Gb/Month connection for £9.99 in the UK Or 5Gb/Month for $59 in Africa

Outernet is able to offer a free service as it’s a broadcast only service. If it was offering two way internet I’d imagine the costs would be similar to existing suppliers.


#4

Do you have any other recommendation for MEA region?

It seems that the market is pretty competitive in that part of the world. I also found one company that offer discounted C-Band services recently.

I wonder if you have tried their service.


#5

Listen if you know people who have 1 billion dollars to invest please suggest to them that they consider donating it to Aubrey de Grey’s Sens Foundation, no offense to the Outernet team.

I would, of course, love an alternative free internet but I would rather live to a thousand first. I still have stuff I want to do and not enough time. :smiley: