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Old 17-02-2014, 13:12   #16
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re: OUTERNET: free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space - MERGED

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Skip??? Did you receive my transmission???

Sorry, I was tuned into the wrong wavelength. Let me rotate my ears and you can try again.
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Old 17-02-2014, 16:06   #17
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re: OUTERNET: free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space - MERGED

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Sorry, I was tuned into the wrong wavelength. Let me rotate my ears and you can try again.
Hmmm.... Maybe my idea is flawed too... Darnit!
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Free Internet from space! Coming soon, hopefully..

A company is trying to launch satellites to broadcast free wifi across the globe. Now that would be nice when you're out in the middle of the ocean!

New York company says it can beam free OUTERNET Wi-fi to every person on Earth | Mail Online
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re: OUTERNET: free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space - MERGED

World wide free Wi Fi? Nah, probably more like world wide free propaganda.
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Re: Free Internet from space! Coming soon, hopefully..

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A company is trying to launch satellites to broadcast free wifi across the globe. Now that would be nice when you're out in the middle of the ocean!

New York company says it can beam free OUTERNET Wi-fi to every person on Earth | Mail Online
But it's not internet. You cannot link to this system and log on to cruisers forum or download email or look at weather or anything that requires interaction.

This system is like a radio station. They send out what they choose and you can listen or not to whatever they send. nothing else, period.
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Re: OUTERNET: free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space - MERGED

Just did some snooping on the interwebs for info on the principals of this startup. They're each in the biz, sort of, but hardly powerful players and certainly don't even have a fraction of the necessary funding on their own.

Syed Karim Founder - Karim is Director of Innovation at Media Development Investment Fund, a New York-registered not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity, which provides affordable financing and business assistance to independent news outlets in challenging environments, and manages the investment process for Digital News Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MDIF that provides early stage equity financing for news-related start-ups, with a particular interest in frontier markets. Additionally, Syed advises MDIF’s portfolio companies and clients on matters related to product development, digital operations, and technology strategy. Prior to joining MDIF, Syed led digital and strategic initiatives at Chicago Public Media and has previous experience at an international design consultancy, working in freelance digital product development, and has spent several years as a self-employed equities trader. He holds a B.A. in Social Entrepreneurship from Lake Forest College and will most likely never complete the two credits necessary to finish his master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is based in Tennessee, USA.

Aaron Rogers Mission Engineering - Rogers has fifteen years of experience in the analysis, design, manufacture, test, and flight operations of space and launch systems for numerous DoD, NASA, and commercial programs. Aaron holds a B.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT and an M.S. in Applied Physics from The Johns Hopkins University. Presently, Aaron serves as a Mission System Engineer, Project Manager, and Section Supervisor at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to joining APL, Aaron held technical and management positions with AeroAstro and Lockheed Martin. He has authored multiple publications relating to small spacecraft systems and enabling technologies.

Ed Birrane Telecom Protocols - Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory supervisor for a group of engineers and space ground segment subject matter experts. Responsible for staff planning, hiring, business/strategic/technical development, performance review, and oversight of supported projects. Work with subject matter experts to guide the next-generation ground segment architecture for future Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory missions. Member of research and development selection committee within the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Space Department. Annually select winning proposals from hundreds of internal submissions. Monitor progress of awarded proposals quarterly. Principal investigator, subject matter expert, and/or technical performer for over a dozen flight, ground, and space-terrestrial inter-networking projects.

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