Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Providing Internet access is just as important as other services, such as building roads, so governments should offer Internet access to all of their citizens at no cost. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Since the internet has been used widely, Life has changed drastically, and it is undeniable that the internet can help us in various ways. Basically, Every country is trying to provide high-quality connections for people, but we know the government has many responsibilities to provide an easy life for citizens. These services need a budget; consequently, countries need a method to provide this cash. One way to satisfy these requirements is to charge people based on their use. I believe providing services like the internet for people at no cost is not practical which I will elaborate on in the following paragraphs. To begin with, As technologies are developing, citizens are expecting the government to provide access to these latest services, but the problem is customary people will not consider the cost of providing these services, and If the government provides these services freely soon or late it will become out of quality. For instance, In our country, there was an approach to connecting at no cost to the internet. At first, because there were not too many users, Everything was fine, but after a while when people realized, there was a free service, all of them tried to use this service. Finally, the government could not provide enough infrastructure for handling too many users, therefore they had to make plans to charge people based on their usage. As a result, This example shows providing free service needs well maintained because of its popularity. Furthermore, Many content providers are living based on money that they are making money from the internet service providers. Basically, they are paid based on user traffic, If the government provides the internet service freely, how it can manage these payments? For example, there is a video platform in our country, it has a contract with the government based on user activity and traffic usage they charge the government. Thus, they are managing this businesses with the assistance of government, and Also this money can help them to provide interesting content. Finally, This example shows, how other platforms are living through the cash that provides by charging people. To conclude, I have mentioned two reasons above, Firstly every service needs fund to maintain, and secondly, a lot of content provider has contracted with the internet service provider to make money. So these are reasons that I feel this way.
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