The Italian government has released an official decree that allows people to get social networking sites without paying a monthly fee.
The decree, published by the Italian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Friday, gives citizens the right to use social networking websites without a monthly subscription fee.
It will be a first for Italy.
The law was introduced in June and aims to improve access to online services.
The decree was signed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who had previously pledged to introduce a free Internet service by 2019.
“Today’s decree gives the right of citizens to use any social networking service on the Internet, without a fee,” the decree reads.
“No one is forced to subscribe to any service.
This will help the citizens to discover and share more information online and in public places.”