July 1, 2010
Finland has made access to broadband connections to the internet a legal right for every one of its citizens in the first legislation of its kind anywhere in the world.
From today, all Finns will have the right to a 1 megabit per second (Mbps) broadband connection.
Under the new law, telecommunications companies will be obliged to provide all citizens with broadband lines that can run at a minimum of 1Mbps.
In addition, the government has promised that by 2015, the entire population will have a 100Mbps connection.
Suvi Linden, the country’s communications minister, said the internet was part of everyday life for Finnish people and that high speed internet access was a priority for the government.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3:45 am