Can you believe over 5 billion in the world do not have access to the internet? I know, hard to believe considering how ubiquitous it has become in our everyday lives. You’re on it now. You use it at home, you use it at work. On the road, on the plane, on a train. The internet is everywhere for many of us, but nowhere to be found for so many more.
Luckily, this is where the brilliant mind of Kosta Grammatis steps in. Founding the charity ahumanright.org, he began solving the problem of providing free internet to the world at minimal cost, without massive changes in infrastructure. Quickly, his team developed the idea of a satellite-based network which would direct signals from space down to modems on the ground. Currently, they plan to raise $150,000 to among other things, bid for an already orbiting satellite so they can reposition it, as well as develop a $100 modem to connect those in need.
Very soon, buythissatellite.org was established, providing the charity a solid plan and slogan in order to achieve their goal. Since then, over 100 people from around the world have offered their skills & expertise in an effort to get the program off the ground and into space, so to speak.
Check out the following video for a great, simple rundown of this innovative project straight from ahumanright.org.