Finland makes 1 Mbps broadband a fundamental right

Posted on November 16, 2009

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The Government of Finland has announced that 1 Mbps broadband access will be a fundamental right, starting 2010. The move comes as a precursor to a larger plan to ensure that all citizens have access to at least a 100 Mbps connection by 2015. It is first country to have done so. The Government now considers broadband fundamental enough that it can be provided as commercial profit making venture alone. However, vague wording indicates that households in far-flung areas might be excluded.

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