A state lawmaker introduced a bill to amend the constitution in order to provide residents with free and universal broadband internet services by considering them as a human right.

Assemblywoman Amintha Briceño, of the National Action Party, said the proposal seeks to make sure the state of Baja California enacts public policy to grant people’s access to internet services.

The legislator said although in the Mexican Constitution has been already included this right the local constitution does not protect resident access to internet. This has forbidden residents in remote areas from having internet service, which has impacted quality of life and professional development.

Briceño said the enactment of this bill would lead to gradually providing internet services to remote areas. The bill was turned to the Commission of State Reform.

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