Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are developing a satellite dish that could revolutionize remote areas. The flat dish, called a Flish, would not only be inexpensive, but lightweight, making it much easier to carry and position. Although the dishes would require a manual set up and exact positioning to receive signals from satellite internet service providers, once initiated, would bring the internet to both developing countries and remote locations where no internet infrastructure exists. This can benefit both residents of remote areas and those who report from them, such as journalists. The dishes would require no professional expertise to set up, and would not consume nearly as much power as the current vehicle-mounted satellite set ups do. While the new satellites are expected to be more expensive than the traditional ones, researchers say that the saved costs in not needing to send out technicians for maintenance and installation will exceed the cost of purchasing the Flish.