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Outernet Announces Extended Signal for Uncensored Information Access to All Continents at Mozilla East Africa 2015 - Begins Selling ‘Lighthouse’ Receiver

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Outernet Announces Extended Signal for Uncensored Information Access to All Continents at Mozilla East Africa 2015 - Begins Selling ‘Lighthouse’ Receiver

Ryan Sommer

Exciting news for the freedom of information access everywhere...you can now purchase a Lighthouse receiver from Outernet!!

Outernet, the ambitious company working to connect every human to free data, today released their first piece of hardware in the Outernet online store and announced a fully global signal to back it at the Mozilla Festival East Africa 2015.

As orders for the hardware begin, Outernet is hosting a Creative Commons content edit-a-thon during the four-day festival that brings together educators, innovators, learners and makers from East Africa and beyond to share experiences and build the web together. Both Creative Commons and Flickr community members will join in person and on the web to curate and grow a library of CC-licensed and public domain content that will serve as part of the first publicly built Outernet broadcasts.

The Lighthouse receiver, available for sale on July 16 ($99 with 4 GB of storage and $149 with 128 GB of storage), receives Outernet’s free datacast of web content when pointed at an Outernet satellite. Outernet is now broadcasting 100 GB of content per day over Africa, including Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg and a collection of copyright-free e-books. For a live demo of the Outernet experience, which includes exactly what the content will look like in real-time, visit http://librarian.outernet.is/en/

Check out coverage in Inc., Wired and Buzzfeed on the news below!