Is the internet a human right?

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In the run up to TFN's upcoming technology special, we're asking readers whether access to the internet is essential for modern living

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17th August 2015 by Susan Smith 0 Comments

Is the internet a human right?

Poll results (total votes: 69)

Is the internet a human right?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
29
Ratio:
42.03%
Answer:
No
Votes:
40
Ratio:
57.97%

Some of us can now access the internet on our phones, televisions, tablets, computers and even on watches and washing machines. For many, accessing the internet is as univeral as telling the time, but there are still large numbers of people in the UK who still consider it a luxury. But according to the Office of National Statisics, 14% of UK households still don't have access to the internet.

Is that acceptible now that we are encouraged to do so much online - from making dentist appointments to keeping road tax up-to-date? In other words, is the internet an essential right for modern living?  

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