Finland declares broadband Internet a legal right
Finland is now the first country to make broadband Internet a legal right. Starting from July, all the 5.2 million citizens need to have an access to at least 1 Mbps connection if they wish so. This mandate is however only the first step to connect everyone to fast Internet; Finland aims to get everyone a 100 Mbps Internet connection by 2015.
Laura Vilkkonen, the legislative counselor with the Finish Ministry of Transport and Communications said:
We think it's something you cannot live without in modern society. Like banking services or water or electricity, you need Internet connection.
Finland is one of the most wired countries in the world. Almost 95 percent of all the population have an access to Internet.
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