" Also no where in the outernet web site saying it's not a browser internet. That you cant go to search engines, which I felt was implied."
The very first description on the site Home page is, "Outernet offers a Do-it-yourself L-Band receiver kit"
Key words here are, "Kit" and "Receiver", neither of which imply a ready made bi-directional communication system or Internet terminal.
OUTERNET - Not for the faint of mind
As for the site links being down, I just did a quick check of the first several pages and indeed, the "Filecast - How It Works" page appears to be down. The Filecast description there may be worded in a manner that implies video, audio and other content might be available or the ability to send such to a local cache is there. Nowhere does it imply Internet browser functionality or performance. To your credit, the wording may be somewhat "Forward thinking", as this is and is described as a work in progress.
However, these are the key pages you and your friends should have read:
Maybe you need better Internet, more patience, a sprinkle of focus, and less of an itchy credit card finger?