yes your right about it being a service and as such most internet services are provided by private companies ie not government and not paid for by taxes so access to it is a privilege granted to you by paying for it
just because there is a cable going to your house it doesnt grant you the right to use it
Sky, I never said it's infringing on human rights. I just tried to explain why internet is more of a service more and more people need in our time, like you said, rather than a privilege.
Before internet became so wide like it is now, you'd just sit in a car or on your bike and drive to a friend or city to do what you need to do. Seeing as how gas prices are skyrocketing, it's easier and cheaper to do it over the internet, but that's for another topic.
Ah, my apologies, I misinterpreted what you said based on your previous post, though I was trying to be more general than speaking towards you directly, too.
That's what I was poking at, though you probably made the point come across a bit more clearly.
In countries where the internet is heavily censored or even just unnecessarily restricted to the higher classes that can afford inflated fees, there is not really a fear of it just being accessed, but rather what will be accessed. Any kind of material that does not agree with the people controlling said access is not just offensive to their beliefs, but allowing anybody else the ability to utilize free thought and come to their own opinion is obviously a byproduct of the information corrupting everyone who reads it.
God forbid you let a significant number of people benefit from the increased ability to learn and communicate just because some of them will convert to another religion or come to terms with their own identity.
I myself don't look at it as a human right, But as you compared it with electricity, so yeah government MUST provide a high speed internet for their people without censorship or any limit. Now days needing a high speed internet is sensed more than any other living standards.
A speed over 8mb for every people. For both people living in urban or in the country with a really cheap price.
But if its more of a question of governments or companies purposely preventing access to the internet or parts of it, then I don't really know. I can understand the restricting of websites which contain illegal content (eg snuff movies or child porn) - but that's about it.