The question whether Internet access should be considered a human right has gained new currency since the Egyptian government blocked access to it for over a week. CBC Radio’s Jian Ghomeshi recently interviewed Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do, for his opinion on the matter. Jarvis believes that everyone should have the right to connect, but did not go so far as to say the government should also ensure people’s access (like Finland has recently done, making 1Mb access a civil right). With regards to the United States government, Susan Collins, a Republican Senator from Maine, is planning on re-introducing a bill that would give the U.S. president the power to turn off “critical infrastructure” in the event of a “significant threat” to cyberspace. Groups who favor net neutrality and open access are already galvanizing opposition to this proposed legislation. Regardless of your particular persuasion, if you use the Internet then you have a vested interest in the outcomes that will follow these important debates. Sound off your opinion by commenting or, better yet, contacting your U.S. Representative or Senator.