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The Ultimate Internet DR Solution: Satellites?

Hackerspace Global Grid project intended as 'fallback infrastructure'
A trio of hackers has an ambitious plan to build a satellite network that will keep the Internet going in case of a disaster that affects its availability.

Hackerspace Global Grid (HGG)--the brainchild of three hackers based in Stuttgart, Germany--will "develop a modular antenna grid for satellite communication," according to the project's website.

"The hacker community needs a fallback infrastructure in case of natural and economic disaster to stay connected," according to the site.

The hackers--Andreas Hornig, Armin Bauer, and one who goes by the online name of "hadez"--cooked up the idea as an answer to a call by a hactivist named Nick Farr at a meeting of the Chaos Communication Club in August to create a hacker space program.

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