Unless you believe in God given rights, every right is simply something the government guarantees to you.
Society over time decides what it feels everyone should be entitled to - and entitled is not a four letter word.
We started with Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Since then we added a few, everyone can vote, everyone can work, speech, etc.
As society changes more things become "rights" - ie. things we as a society feel all of us would benefit by having - like education, healthcare, living wage.
The internet is widely integrated into all walks of life in all industrialized nations. I won't list the benefits it brings, since Anonymous Cowards want to prove that dial up is "good enough" and you can live without it even.
The point is, rights are not about things you can't live without, rights are about those things we as a society believe everyone should have.