There’s been a bit of fuss in the press around the Outernet project (https://www.outernet.is/). Long story short, they are promising free Internet, including wi-fi, to the world from low-earth orbit satellites, using broadcast model. There is little to none no technical details, but there’s a form to accept donations. 🙂 Now, my feeling is that [at least with the current level of rhetoric vs level of detail provided] the key is in the last item. Let’s examine some of the statements, both on the mission and on the technical side.