I was reading this the other night and I remembered your post about the raspberrypi. Though it is from 2 years ago. Linus Torvalds:
" LXF: Have you heard about the Raspberry Pi? At least in the UK, it's really captured everyone's imagination.
LT: It's slightly too slow for what I'd like to do.
The thing can actually output on to a real monitor, but then apparently it can't play YouTube, etc, and if it can't make things like that smooth, then it's a bit too slow.
LXF: The problem is it requires some firmware which isn't open source.
LT: Plus it's like two to three years old, the SoC on that board, to keep the price down. I think it's a compelling idea.
I really like the notion of having hardware that's so cheap you can basically give it out to kids, and 99% will never use it for anything, because they'd rather play; but if you give everybody the possibility of maybe noticing that it's cool to hack on things like that, I think it's great.
I suspect that the next generation is going to be sufficiently better that you can do some things with it."
But I also thought your satellite idea was neat. Kickstarter has seen a few satellite projects funded a while back. If someone had a concept to get free internet going I bet it'd be funded. They'd also be making money by selling the hardware needed to connect though. And then it'd have to compete with Fiber.