“One ambitious organisation called the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is planning to turn the age of online computing on its head by giving free web access to every person on Earth,” The Daily Mail reports.
“Known as Outernet, MDIF plans to launch hundreds of satellites into orbit by 2015,” The Daily Mail reports. “And they say the project could provide unrestricted Internet access to countries where their web access is censored, including China and North Korea.”
“Using something known as datacasting technology, which involves sending data over wide radio waves, the New York-based company says they’ll be able to broadcast the Internet around the world,” The Daily Mail reports. “The company’s plan is to launch hundreds of low-cost miniature satellites, known as cubesats, into low Earth orbit. Here, each satellite will receive data from a network of ground stations across the globe. Using a technique known as User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multitasking, which is the sharing of data between users on a network, Outernet will beam information to users. Much like how you receive a signal on your television and flick through channels, Outernet will broadcast the Internet to you and allow you to flick through certain websites.”
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More info: www.outernet.is
MacDailyNews Take: And despots and dictators the world over ramp up R&D for radio jamming techniques to unprecedented levels.
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