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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 @ 8:16pm

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    Compare broadband in Tokyo with that in, I don't know, say, New York? I am pretty sure one is significantly better than the other. Oh, but New York has a few more people than Tokyo. Got it. How could I be so stupid.

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