Venice Offers Free Internet Access to Newborns

Venice is the first city in the world to offer all newborns lifetime, free Internet access. Newborns will be given a username and password for Internet access at the same time their birth certificates are issued.

“The resident’s new digital identity will give free access to the Web, because we consider that’s an important universal right,” said Michele Vianello, Venice’s deputy mayor, according to Network World.

Venetian authorities are overseeing a project to bring connectivity to the entire city by laying 46 miles of fiber-optic cable to support 600 WiFi hotspots which will offer free Internet access to Venetian residents.

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