Free Internet – A Human Right?

Free internet is something that has talked about by quite a few people, and something that we here at netBlazr are often enthralled by and represents one of our pie-in-the-sky, ultimate goals.

In an article released yesterday in Web Pro News, Niklas Zennstrom, one of the co-founders of Skype, offers his vision for free broadband for all Americans. The motto for his venture? “The internet is a right, not a privilege.”

While there are many interesting questions and challenges in bringing free internet to all Americans, including the powerful forces at Verizon, AT&T, and others, some of which netBlazr has already encountered,  I personally wonder about the premise of FreedomPop: is the internet really a human right? Is it up there with water, food, freedom from persecution, and the like?


Would love to hear your thoughts.