Thursday, October 15, 2009

Applause For Finland: First Country To Make Broadband Access A Legal Right

Kudos to the Finnish government, which has just
introduced laws guaranteeing broadband access to
every person living in Finland (5.5 million people, give
or take).

This is reportedly a first worldwide.

Starting July 2010, every person in Finland will have
the right to a one-megabit broadband connection as an
intermediate step, says the Ministry of Transport and
Communications. By the end of 2015, the legal right will
be extended to an impressive 100 Mb broadband
connection for everyone.

According to Wikipedia, approximately 79 percent of
the Finnish population use the Internet. Finland had
around 1.52 million broadband Internet connections by
the end of June 2007 or around 287 per 1,000

Via TechCrunch


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