Re: The problem with "open"
@Marcia, same here, all I can recall is that the project aimed to bring together business like Facebook, Google, etc., and data providers like AT&T, Verizon using SDN/NFV.
On the one hand, I think, projects such as Facebook's internet.org and Google's project loon are great. Because, the internet is a valuable resource that provides the most valuable resource of them all: information. Information can be used to kick start an economy into productivity, or increase the efficiency of an economy, create new business models, and so many things.
On the other hand, Facebook and Google would like 7 billion people connected to the internet, their business model requires scale. And infrastructure is expensive -- connecting 7 billion people is not going to happen unless the economics is right.