People have access to the internet as a basic right to enable them access to the wider consumer market.
United Nations: In 2016, a resolution was made that condemned the “intentional disruption of internet access by governments” and reaffirmed “the same rights people have offline must be protected online”.
France: In 2009, a court struck down a portion of the HADOPI law, that gave authorities the ability to cut off internet access to people illegally downloading copyrighted content after two warnings, without judicial review, effectively declaring internet access a right.
Brazil: Under the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, “access to the Internet is deemed under the law as essential for the exercise of citizenship”.
Some may consider internet access as a luxury.
Difficult to distinguish between economic, consumer and civil/human rights.