Congress declares internet access a fundamental right

- Monday, May 2, 2011

Congress declares internet access a fundamental right

Peru's congress has approved a bill declaring internet access a fundamental right, according to local media outlet RPP.

The proposal declares unrestricted and free access to internet services a fundamental right for all.

Additionally, the legislation establishes a public need and preferential national interest for wide coverage of broadband services.

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Transportation and communications committee president Yaneth Cajahuanca said the law will enable the country to increase the coverage of high-capacity telecoms networks.