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    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.
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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.
    What a great thing that would be. I'm not sure why it would be free...

    Satellite internet connections run much slower than cable, so I doubt it'll effect their bottom line. But who knows?

    Thinking about it, why doesn't our government do that now?? GPS technology doesn't use private satellites and that's free...

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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 $100 a month would definitely help my bills.
    I doubt it would be that fast since there is no cable to carry the data not to mention you are sharing it but it would probably be fast enough for those who don't have high-speed to get it. If you are paying 100$/month I imagine you have rather good internet speed, I doubt this would even be comparable.

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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What a great thing that would be. I'm not sure why it would be free...

    Satellite internet connections run much slower than cable, so I doubt it'll effect their bottom line. But who knows?

    Thinking about it, why doesn't our government do that now?? GPS technology doesn't use private satellites and that's free...
    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.

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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What a great thing that would be. I'm not sure why it would be free...

    Satellite internet connections run much slower than cable, so I doubt it'll effect their bottom line. But who knows?
    They're expecting $millions in donations and my Wifi router says it can run at 50mbps. That's fast enough for me though my current plan is only at 10mpbs.

    I think it would put the cable providers almost out of the ISP business, except for servers.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I doubt it would be that fast since there is no cable to carry the data not to mention you are sharing it but it would probably be fast enough for those who don't have high-speed to get it. If you are paying 100$/month I imagine you have rather good internet speed, I doubt this would even be comparable.
    I was just thinking the other day that if people can access the internet with phones, why can't they beam the same signals in our homes? Though what I've seen of smart phones they're not that fast, even the 4G.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I was just thinking the other day that if people can access the internet with phones, why can't they beam the same signals in our homes? Though what I've seen of smart phones they're not that fast, even the 4G.
    My Android smartphone is perfectly adequate. If I could get that speed for free? I'd change.

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    Re: Free Internet!

    Actually what slows sat connections down is the send part, not the receive.

    At the very least this would make an excellent backup solution.

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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My Android smartphone is perfectly adequate. If I could get that speed for free? I'd change.
    And I'd definitely pay a one time fee for a receiver $100? My router transmits it's signal to a wireless USB connector on my PC but it receives it's signal, via a cable modem, Ethernet line. Which is in turn getting it's signal from a coax cable.
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    Re: Free Internet!

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I was just thinking the other day that if people can access the internet with phones, why can't they beam the same signals in our homes? Though what I've seen of smart phones they're not that fast, even the 4G.
    I imagine it would coast you an arm and a leg.

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