Something I wondered about for years is that why hasn't anybody attempted to design a home system that can tap into the internet without going through Internet Service Providers?
There's Cable Internet, DSL Internet, Dial-Up *shudders*, Satellite Internet and all sorts of other avenues for internet access.....
There's already thousands upon thousands of programs and gimmicks for hacking your cable boxes to get all the channels you want for free, just by hooking it up (not that I promote that sort of thing) ..... And the ISP's who provide us with our internet must have their own systems that tap into the internet that they have a death grip on...... you'd think someone would be able to make a smaller Internet Access System you can setup into your own home, plug your computers into and do as you please.
I know it's not a simple procedure to do, but I know it's not impossible.
People can make their own pirate radio stations in their basements, others can tap into radio waves to communicate with one another..... even if the ISP's and Cable/Phone companies hold the monopoly on telephone wires, satellites and all that crap, why isn't there some mom and pop company out there making a dirt-cheap network system that people can use to bypass all this BS from the ISP's?
Google came along and made their own internet browser, google earth, google map, and all other sorts of things that are free to download and use.... why doesn't somebody go one step further and just make a home system that directly taps into the internet??
It's not like the internet is owned by one person or company.... there's thousands of companies out there already tapping into the internet and charging us an arm and a leg to see what's on here....... why can't we have what they have?
Oh yeah, that's right..... they wouldn't get any money and would become obsolete..... how silly of me.