BBC survey: Net access is basic right

A big swath of Internet users worldwide say access to the Internet is a fundamental right. And many of them don't think much of Net regulation.

Four of every five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right, and more than half believe it should never be regulated, according to a new survey.

In a BBC World Service poll of 27,000 adults in 26 countries, 78 percent of Internet users believed the Internet is a fundamental right--with particularly strong response in South Korea and China.

Nine in 10 adults said the Internet was a good place to learn.

Read more of "78% of adults believe Internet access a fundamental right; 50% want no regulation" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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