Keep the Internet Open and Free

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The President did one of the gutsiest things he’s done in the six years he’s been in office yesterday. He came out in favor of treating access to the Internet as a basic and essential service that should be approached like phone calls, electricity, water, sewer, and the other utilities we have in our life.

Having access to the Internet means having access to freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to learn…freedom to take advantage of basic human rights. In that sense, the Internet itself should be treated as a basic human right. Does anyone have any valid arguments for why the Internet should be considered a privilege rather than a right?

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Gerd Leonhard

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