The New York based non-profit organization , Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), is trying to offer free internet access to all people, regardless of location. And the project looks forward to bypass filtering or other means of censorship too.
According to the project proposal, hundreds of cube satellites will be built and launched to create a pool in the sky, allowing anyone with a phone or computer to access Internet data sent to the satellites by several hundred ground stations, says a AP report.
"40% of people devoid of internet connection"
The organization claims that 40% of the people in the world today are still not able to connect to the internet due to many reasons like government restrictions and high cost. The project would allow people from remote areas like Siberia to parts of the western US to remote islands or villages in Africa to receive the same news as those in New York or Tokyo.
However, the project is not cheap. MDIF has said that building and launching such satellites typically run $100,000 to $300,000. The timeline for the project calls for deploying the initial cubesats as early as next summer.