Many countries recognize that their citizens have access 'rights' to digital services, however the quality of these services are not widely or equally distributed. Government and business have adopted internet based services and the trend is to make the internet the primary delivery agent. The option to communicate using alternate access agents have diminished, been phased out altogether or have become increasingly fee based. Legal rights or human rights aside, should the Internet be declared an essential service such as: the hospital sector, electricity services, the fire-fighting services, etc.? Does it warrant this level of importance?