@scottalanmiller You don't have to go all that far to find really crappy Internet, even though we aren't even in the slightest of poorest countries. Glad to see that somebody is doing something with all of their money and power to help the rest of humanity.
Yeah, but even rural America with the worst options, you have the options of leased lines, bad satellite, moving, fixed wifi, etc. It's awful, but never as limited as being in a country where free Internet (free as in freedom) doesn't exist, or there is no provider at all that you can legally use.
Of course, this directly affects all ISPs, but I'm also curious to see if this will also affect cell phone carriers worldwide. Will they also go bankrupt in time or will they have to adapt to stay relevant? Would cell phines even be able to communicate? Currently no, but in the near future?
It looks like it's being pitched as a competitor to cellular devices.
That'll take a lot of work to get mobile devices able to talk to it. If they can get that cheap and reliable, it'll be the killer thing.