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Tim Berners-Lee Says Internet Access Is Becoming ‘More And More Like A Human Right’

I so agree.  The internet has become an integral part of all of our lives.  It has allowed the world to become a large community sharing information.

Access to the internet is becoming “more and more” like a human right, according to the inventor of the world wide web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who has called for the creation of “Magna Carta for the digital age”, said people wanted access to the web to be seen in the same way as utilities like water.

Speaking in the Royal Gallery at London’s House of Lords at an event celebrating the 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta, he called for people to think about rules and rights online.

via Tim Berners-Lee Says Internet Access Is Becoming ‘More And More Like A Human Right’.

After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the time to settle the Net Neutrality question has arrived. This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-standing regulatory principles, marketplace experience, and public input received over the last several months.

via FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality | WIRED.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality | WIRED