Finland makes high speed internet "legal right"

Posted August 14th, 2010 by rancemuhamitz

Starting today (July 1), every Finnish citizen now has a guaranteed legal right to a least a 1Mbps broadband connection, putting it on the same footing as other legal rights in the country such as healthcare and education.

Give me liberty.....or give

thinkforyourself 5 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago

Give me liberty.....or give me high speed!

So who is responsible?

Plyte 5 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago

Say someone lives in the boonies, or in the middle of no where: who covers the costs for running internet out to them? If its a legal right, does that mean in a circumstance like this tax dollars will be granted to telecommunication companies to run these lines? Honestly the article doesnt answer any bearing questions, and I bet there is something in the law as well that grants the Finnish government additional power over the internet as well...


maulotaur 5 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago

Sounds like another victory for freedom there - The gov't people should not be able to prevent someone from conducting themselves on the Internet anywhere, anytime. Now if only this were true everywhere else...

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