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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    New York company says it can beam free OUTERNET Wi-fi to every person on Earth | Mail Online

    This article claims, there's a company (Outernet), trying to put up enough small, low orbit satellites to beam free internet to the whole world.

    I assume with built in Wifi or a wireless router you could get "Free Internet" and at decent speeds?

    Though, I don't see the ISP's taking kindly to this, like Comcast or Time Warner Cable. Personally, I'd love to see free internet and possibly TV channels. Saving $100 a month would definitely help my bills.
    It's all fun and games until people start torrenting.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's all fun and games until people start torrenting.
    Or streaming. There are times when Netflix takes up a huge portion of the Internet. Can these satellites handle a majority of their users streaming movies and TV in HD at the same time? In another year or two, what happens when they're streaming in 4x?
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I want faster than I have now. Heck, if you look at places like Tokyo, Internet speeds are 2Gbps down and 1Gbps up. That's what I want.
    LOL,,, yeah, I know they have faster speeds there ($50 monthly fee) and Seoul is $30. It's because of fiber-based internet services. Google is just starting in the US but a long ways to go.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    New York company says it can beam free OUTERNET Wi-fi to every person on Earth | Mail Online

    This article claims, there's a company (Outernet), trying to put up enough small, low orbit satellites to beam free Internet to the whole world.

    I assume with built in Wifi or a wireless router you could get "Free Internet" and at decent speeds?

    Though, I don't see the ISP's taking kindly to this, like Comcast or Time Warner Cable. Personally, I'd love to see free INTERNET and possibly TV channels. Saving $100 a month would definitely help my bills.
    """Free ???"""
    Free towers, free satellites, free service ?
    Ludicrous and ridiculous....and impossible, of course...
    And NO, advertising will pay for this ?
    We have enough annoying and obnoxious ads on TV as it is...

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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's all fun and games until people start torrenting.
    If our mega rich, telecorps weren't so cheap, they could upgrade their infrastructure and offer those 1-3GB speeds, at little extra cost.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    """Free ???"""
    Free towers, free satellites, free service ?
    Ludicrous and ridiculous....and impossible, of course...
    And NO, advertising will pay for this ?
    We have enough annoying and obnoxious ads on TV as it is...
    TV was free for 40 years with on air Ads, paying for the service. It's possible, though not likely in today's greed riddled society.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I imagine you would have to buy their hardware for it to work, and you could could the Finnish way and make high-speed internet access a right.
    Highly debatable
    "Reasonable speed" Internet a right , in Finland ????
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No. I had satellite Internet a long, long time ago though and I hated it. It was slow, it had a huge latency and it was great when I finally got rid of it. It's nothing but downsides with absolutely no upsides.
    Ya but that was what I was talking about hehe.. 20 mb satellite. Our wired internet is much much faster, especially in the northern European countries. Hell got a friend living in rural Denmark who was offered 200mb fibernet not long ago.. he lives miles from the nearest town on a farm.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    LOL,,, yeah, I know they have faster speeds there ($50 monthly fee) and Seoul is $30. It's because of fiber-based internet services. Google is just starting in the US but a long ways to go.
    I've got FiOS but the top speed currently available where I am is about 100mbps. That's 1/20th the speed available in Japan. We're not getting there fast enough.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ya but that was what I was talking about hehe.. 20 mb satellite. Our wired internet is much much faster, especially in the northern European countries. Hell got a friend living in rural Denmark who was offered 200mb fibernet not long ago.. he lives miles from the nearest town on a farm.
    But that's the problem, the issues with satellite-based Internet can never be fixed and it can never offer a comparable experience to a wired connection. That's why, if given the choice between satellite and wired connection, I'll always take wired, even if it's more expensive.
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