It's tempting to consider internet access a luxury, but consider the increased quality of life that comes with the huge jump in access to cultural and logistical information the internet brings. We think this is an important opportunity to think about expanding our understanding of human rights.
The discussion of Internet access 'rights' came up here on TeachPaperless back in March with regards to the allocation of Stimulus funds for educational technology. I stand by my post from back then:
I don't want 'nice proposals for challenge grants'. I want access for all. Internet access as a civil right. Now.