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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, 15 Oct 2009 @ 4:15am

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    Why don't you move there? Seriously? People complain all the time about where they live and tout how great it is somewhere else. The answer is easy, move.

    Why does every country have to be like every other country? It is like joining the girl scouts and then trying to change them into the boy scouts. If you want the boy scouts then join the boy scouts. Why push your will on others?

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