by Mike Masnick

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broadband, finland, right

Finland Says 1Mb Broadband Access Is A Legal Right

from the my-rights-are-being-trampled dept

While the US is still struggling to figure out how to define broadband and where it's even available, Finland has decided that 1Mb broadband access should now be considered a legal right, with plans to boost that to 100Mb by the end of 2015. There do appear to be some exceptions for remote households, but if I were living in Finland right now, instead of the heart of Silicon Valley, my "legal rights" would be denied. While I'm not sure it makes sense to define broadband as a legal right, it's yet another reminder of how far behind the US appears to be on broadband deployments.

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Oct 2009 @ 8:03pm


    So what? It's a country meeting the needs of citizens.

    Are you saying that Piss Poor America is too whiny? Listen man, your head is so far up your ass that you have to open your mouth to see if the sun is rising or setting.

    Oh, 5M people. Blah blah. Did you know Karl Rove recently said it's "only 5M people who don't have health insurance". nce

    Oh Poor Finland. It's such a sad story with their polar bears, and solo violins playing in the background, that they had to get internet for everyone.


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