CONNECTIVITY

Today the Internet relies on both large cables that run across the ocean floor, and geosynchronous satellites. The main drawbacks resulting from the state of the current Internet infrastructure are as follows:

  • 4 billion people are without Internet connection.
  • Unreliability in some areas due to natural disasters.
  • Intercontinental cables and geosynchronous satellites cost millions of dollars to build, deploy and maintain, and are therefore owned and managed by governments and large corporations.
  • ‘Command and Control’ operation and telemetry systems rely on centralized organizations for satellite management.
  • ISPs usually have a monopoly over a particular service area, leading to higher service fees and lack of incentive for quality.
  • Increased censorship and the ‘throttling’ of information due to lack of ‘Net Neutrality’.

In order for Nexus to be truly decentralized, the infrastructure of the Internet must address all of these issues. Our first step towards the solution is working with Vector Space Systems, a rocket launch company, and Galactic Sky, a nanosatellite company that offers software-defined satellites.

 

Today the Internet relies on both large cables that run across the ocean floor, and geosynchronous satellites. The main drawbacks resulting from the state of the current Internet infrastructure are as follows:

  • 4 billion people are without Internet connection.
  • Unreliability in some areas due to natural disasters.
  • Intercontinental cables and geosynchronous satellites cost millions of dollars to build, deploy and maintain, and are therefore owned and managed by governments and large corporations.
  • ‘Command and Control’ operation and telemetry systems rely on centralized organizations for satellite management.
  • ISPs usually have a monopoly over a particular service area, leading to higher service fees and lack of incentive for quality.
  • Increased censorship and the ‘throttling’ of information due to lack of ‘Net Neutrality’.

In order for Nexus to be truly decentralized, the infrastructure of the Internet must address all of these issues. Our first step towards the solution is working with Vector Space Systems, a rocket launch company, and Galactic Sky, a nanosatellite company that offers software-defined satellites.