View Full Version : First nation makes broadband access a legal right

07-01-2010, 08:39 AM
Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right for all citizens.
The legislation, which came into effect Thursday, forces telecom operators to provide a reasonably priced broadband connection with a downstream rate of at least one megabit per second (mbs) to every permanent residence and office, the Finnish government said in a statement.
"From now on a reasonably priced broadband connection will be everyone's basic right in Finland," said Finnish communications minister Suvi Linden. "This is absolutely one of the government's most significant achievements in regional policy and I am proud of it.


07-19-2010, 02:59 AM
..... Interesting. I wonder who will be the first to say it's our legal right to play Xbox Live for a reasonable fee. That stuff's exensive. They should take another card from Playstation's pile