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Despite popular 'entitlement' beliefs, the Internet is NOT a right. How can something that has not existed until the 20th century be a right? It can't. This is just a joke by those who think things such as entertainment, a house, etc. are all rights. FDR and his 2nd bill of rights would fall into this category and I am glad they failed.


Then what is a right? Fundamentally, we have no rights. Not even the so called 'human rights'. They are only provided and enforced by institutions, and what they are arguing for is that the same should be applied to having access to information.

You do know that basically all the rights you currently enjoy didn't really exist a couple of centuries ago? I guess the government should take away all your rights too because hell, all of them didn't exist a couple of centuries ago so it can't possibly be a right.
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Yeah this a great news for those who don't have a Internet connection
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post #33 of 57

Free the inter webs and connect all the tubes. TUBES!! the internet is made out of TUBES.
Pics or its not real, well what about a video?

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Great initiative!
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Looks like this is only for the US though, oh well's
    
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Looks like this is only for the US though, oh well's
The US is the last place that would have it . They are targeting countries that don't have internet access for large amounts of the population.
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Verizon FiOs. Miles apart from Welfare Internet.
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Free internet? No.

Tax-payed internet? Maybe.
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post #39 of 57
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I am doubtful of them being able to raise the funding as well, unless they get several large sponsors. The article said a similar satellite sold for $25 million.
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HOW DO YOU PLAN TO BUY THIS SATELLITE?

The Terrestar-1 satellite, launched in 2009, is as big as a school bus, connects to a tiny handset called the Genus, and proves that communication satellites can provide data services effectively. The company that owns that satellite filed for chapter-11 bankruptcy protection on October 19th 2010.

PHASE 1
Our goal is to raise $150,000 USD to do the following:
1. Finalize a business plan for large scale funders.
2. Process the legal and business aspects of submitting a bid for the satellite.
3. Hire several full-time engineers to make our calculations and planning into a concrete reality.

While this work is in process we will meet with investors, businesses, governments, and foundations who are interested in funding the purchase of Terrestar-1. Partnerships will be created with the country or countries over which the satellite will be positioned.

When our plan is funded we will:

PHASE 2
1. Make an official bid for the Terrestar-1 satellite.
2. Begin development of an open source low cost modem.
3. Acquire an orbital slot (satellite parking spot) and spectrum (radio wave allocation).
4. Finalize plans with partner governments.
5. Continue all of the technical work required to reposition a satellite.

When all of these details are finalized we will continue:

PHASE 3
1. Move the satellite to a new orbit over our partner country/countries.
2. Distribute low cost modems.
3. Roll out service.

Totally simple right!? We're excited, and we invite you to join us in every step of this journey.
http://buythissatellite.org/about.php
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post #40 of 57
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Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR View Post
Free internet? No.

Tax-payed internet? Maybe.
Of course, you miss the point, being that this is for people that have no money, and can't pay taxes or anything. In a digital world where having a computer is pretty much everything, people that have nothing are at an even greater disadvantage.

The Internet can entirely be inexpensive - once we shove out all the greedy and corrupt corporates that have no shame in charging people top dollar for cruddy access that they throttle, cap and inspect at every turn.

Besides, this plan sounds excellent. I'd like to see it in Canada - because many Canadians would like to have Internet access, just like the rest of the Third World.
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