First of all I applaud all the efforts being done here. Second this makes me think of a modern day xanadu project started by Ted Nelson.
Has anyone considered the following distribution method? You do not need satellites to distribute a signal. Many great things have been accomplished by bouncing signals and waves off the atmosphere or even ricocheting off the moon. Just possible food for thought when it comes to cutting expenses. What would be the benefits or the set backs to this idea?