Inexpensive boxes could help bring mobile coverage to the billion people who lack it.
This technology could be extremely useful to many communities. Right now there are place all over the world that lack a communication system. However if this project is picked up by a big company thousands of people would be able to get help quicker and faster. The fact that this could be a do it yourself technology increases the chances for communities to buy the product and start getting all the advantages that communication has to offer.