Finland First to Make Broadband a Legal Right

That's right, you heard me. YLE reports that starting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection. What's that? Do I hear some scoffing at the idea of a one-megabit connection? Well how about this, YLE goes on to say that the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications are guaranteeing that by 2015, this will be upped to a 100-megabit connection.

With a population of 5.5 million, Finland is the first but definitely won't be the last. Other European countries are expected to follow suit soon, including the United Kingdom.

Imagine being legally entitled to 100-megabit internet … Man, now would that be awesome or what? Now stop imagining, this is America, not Finland.

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  • core i7 ownage
    "Man, now would that be awesome or what? Now stop imagining, this is America, not Finland."

    Wtf, this is UK website? Because of this, Now we can imagine of what internet will be like ;)
  • Anonymous
    UK website, but check the source of the article.
  • wifiwolf
    As I stated in many posts before, I feel sorry for the Americans in telecommunications. They were the first but now their trailing everyone. We have real broadband some time now and for a fraction of the prices that they're charged. Mobile broadband is more then doubled in speed and price is less than half in most European countries let alone Japan.
    Most of this, I think, is because of US telecommunications are provided by the same companies which provide entertainment contents and so their shooting their own feet any time they upgrade.