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For those of us who live in the developed world, internet access has become pretty much a given. It’s become so ubiquitous that we almost expect to have it at all times and in all places, but even in this “Information Age,†the majority of the world’s population lacks access to the internet – either because service isn’t available where they are, or they can’t afford it. Kosta Grammatis has a plan, however. Through his charity group ahumanright.org, Grammatis aims to set up a network of satellites that will provide free internet access to everyone in the world. He’s starting by attempting to buy a single used satellite that’s already in orbit and moving it to a location above a developing country
Source: http://www.gizmag.com/ahumanright-wo...-access/17820/


Personally i think it's a great idea, even if it isn't the best internet. Everyone having a basic internet connection would really help move the world forwards.
Edited by Benladesh - 2/10/11 at 10:21pm
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Will donate to this~
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Seems awesome for sure. Hopefully they can get it happening.
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If this happens it's the greatest idea of all time
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big thumbs up to the guys who thought of this
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Personally i think it's a great idea, even if it isn't the best internet. Everyone having a basic internet connection would really help move the world forwards.
Or even just having somewhere in the town that they can access google, so you can search the internet and learn new things...
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But, If you don't have a computer, why would internet help.
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Very ambitious plan...let's see if it goes through.
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Or even just having somewhere in the town that they can access google, so you can search the internet and learn new things...
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But, If you don't have a computer, why would internet help.
School in developing countries could get a few computers (donation). They don't even have to be good. The internet connection is already there and regardless of speed, they could use google to help the teachers learn new things. Pass the information on the kids. Have news from around the world so that the population can understand what's going on.

Of course this is in an ideal world but this would most definitely be a big step towards that.
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The satellite has to be pretty expensive then...
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