Skip to comments.BBC survey: Net access is basic right
Posted on 03/08/2010 10:33:34 AM PST by BobbyT
Four of every five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right, and more than half believe it should never be regulated, according to a new survey.
In a BBC World Service poll of 27,000 adults in 26 countries, 78 percent of Internet users believed the Internet is a fundamental right--with particularly strong response in South Korea and China.
Nine in 10 adults said the Internet was a good place to learn.
Clearly, they did not survey any senior citizens who have enough technical problems with cell phones but can still count change.
Wonder who will be the last living human who never used the Internet?
Why the heck should people work ?When they could get for nothing what other working people pay for.It’s really NO wonder Europe is a group of screwed up socialist countries.
I don’t want to be like them,though if we get to that point I’ll take take the Porche turbo Carrerra 911 over the chevy any day./sarcasm
How did I manage to survive my first 43 years of life without Internet?
If you asked adults whether free beer should be a fundamental right, four out of five would say yes.
well, only if you can afford it!
Oh, I agree. Access to the Internet is a fundamental right. I'd consider it as part of the 1st Amendment. Note that what that means is that the government has no right to prevent you from speaking your mind. It also means, however, that the government has no obligation to furnish you with the means to do so. So I think that the government has no right to stop you from having unfettered access to the Internet - which is not the situation in, say, Iran or Saudi Arabia or Communist China. OTOH, what it does not mean is that I have to pay for your ability to do so if you can't afford it yourself.
I also agree that the government should not regulate it, except for such technical requirements necessary for proper operation.