Internet as a Basic Human Right

NPR's All Tech Considered reported on Verizon's acquisition of AOL and Yahoo here. This trend of falling prices from wireless services affirms my belief that connectivity is supposed to be a basic human right. You can't put a price on freedom of expression and access to information. Wireless carriers have been trying to monetize data plans as best as they can to pay for the expensive capital expenditures such as cell site deployments and buying more spectrum from auctions.

Wireless carriers are realizing that they cannot extract more from their end users, so now they are turning to content providers. Hopefully this new revenue source will help decrease the prices further.