Meyersdale, PA (PressExposure) April 23, 2012 -- 38 year old Robert Kluver, known in satellite piracy circles as "Dishtester", was sued by Dish Network in 2010 for 3.2 million dollars for his role in the creation of a network of websites that helped millions watch free satellite television by circumventing the security of Dish Network's encryption using a method called IKS (Internet Key Sharing). Robert is legally barred from working on any websites related to satellite piracy, but that has not stopped him from working on other web related projects. Bankrupt and isolated, Kluver spent the next 2 years building a completely new online project which not only includes free, legal access and sharing of music and videos, it focuses on hyper-local media content for every town in America.
Robert did not stop there. His project also makes available 30,000 partnership opportunities for one person in each local community who will split the earnings for their town pages with Robert 50/50.
Bloggers, online journalists and even savvy business owners are also able to use his new network to post content which is sorted by geographic location among a vast network of local town websites, which is also the name of the project available at http://localtownwebsites.com.
In his own words, Robert explains, "Many americans can not afford the high costs of satellite and cable programming which can cost an average family $300 to more than $1000 per year depending on their subscription package. While I understand now that what I did in the past was wrong, I still want to help people at least have access to local media content which should be free, especially in areas where over-the-air television signals are hard to come by, and if I can do that while helping more than 30,000 people make money from it, great."
Local Town Websites is a network of web domains and pages that use a singular core platform to provide local news, weather, community event calendars, classifieds, job listings and more, each moderated by "online mayors" who have been verified as living within the towns they support. Complete with both local resident and business member profiles, you connect to this network using your existing Facebook, Google or Twitter account which allows the system to combine and sort your social network contacts by location, allowing you to interact with your real world neighbors in a local online environment.