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Finland Becomes The First Country To Make Broadband a Legal Right

     
1:20 pm on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Finland Becomes The First Country To Make Broadband a Legal Right [news.bbc.co.uk]
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.

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Don't they have homeless people in Finland? will access to a high speed Bband in an internet cafe count?
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Did they at least make food, clothing and shelter legal rights first, before they made broadband a legal right?
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Finland is a strange place where the distance is very important. Huge country with a relatively low population hence the extra need to giving people access to the web. They are pretty good at adopting technology, remember Nokia is Finnish.