How Satellites Break Cultural Barriers on the Digital Frontier



Coverage and connectivity links are not the only barriers adding to the three billion people without internet access; there are a string of other challenges: power sources for recharging phones, sufficient income to pay for service, language barriers, literacy, and even a lack of glasses to be able to read. How can satellite carriers and service providers bridge these last-mile divides? This session will explore some options, such as the linking of language communities, connecting community wifi zones, creating and supporting micro-caching centers, and others. Contrary to popular opinion, the whole world is not yet connected.