Finland makes broadband a ‘legal right’ from today

Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen. From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection. Finland has vowed to connect everyone to a 100Mbps connection by 2015. The Finnish deal means that from 1 July all telecommunicatons companies will be obliged to provide all residents with broadband lines that can run at a minimum 1Mbps speed. It is believed up to 96 percent of the population are already online and that only about 4,000 homes still need connecting to comply with the law.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10461048.stm

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