Othernet and other providers

At the moment Outernet Inc (Syed Karim) are the sole gate keepers on what content is being delivered down the line to the devices Lanterns (when available) / Dreamcatchers.

What is powering (HeadEnd) of Othernet and how difficult it is for someone else to sign a agreement with Sat provider and start feeding Lanterns (when available) / Dreamcatchers from another independent satellite and information like news/language etc.?

Are there any plans for allowing “Alternative” providers to offer their own service to Lanterns (when available) / Dreamcatchers?