The Times asked a number of people that question and here are some of the replies
says David Rowan,Editor, Wired magazine
Being cut off from your broadband isn’t the same as being whisked to Guantánamo; I see it more as a consumer right and a citizen’s right. Nobody says you have to shop online at Tesco, but it is convenient.
.says Sam Barratt who is Head of Media for Oxfam .
easy access to technology and information is a growing human right
and this from Padraig Reidy,Index on Censorship
As the internet becomes a prime conduit for information, it would seem that yes, access is a right. Increasingly it is merely another public space in which we interact and learn; a public space in which we are still learning how to conduct ourselves. The idea of barring people from that public space is detrimental to liberty and equality.