Broadband in Finland becomes a legal right
Starting today, Finland has made it a legal right for every one in the country to be connected to basic Internet broadband service of 1 megabit per second downlink speed, and has vowed to give everyone a 100 Mbps connection by 2015.
Finland is one of the smaller countries in Europe, with about 5.4 million people. Making broadband ubiquitous for citizens has become a bigger issue here in the United States.
I've been writing about it in the context of Baltimore's efforts to attract a Google fiber-optic pilot project this year. The FCC is also pushing a national broadband plan in the U.S.
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