Spain Says Broadband Is A Basic Right

from the that's-another-one dept

Slashdot alerts us to the news that Spain will be following Finland's lead in declaring broadband as a basic legal right. I'm still not convinced that declaring it as a full legal right makes sense, but it does show how important broadband is becoming to society. It will be interesting to see how this growing trend matches up with the efforts from the entertainment industry to have countries pass laws to kick people off the internet for file sharing. It would certainly appear that the two positions are not compatible.

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    anon, 19 Nov 2009 @ 1:47am

    What you may not know is that making laws in Spain is the same as propaganda for free: No one is going to respect that law, just as the Government is itself violating the Ley de Dependencia, or failed to provide access to affordable housing as a basic right, and no one was held accountable. Free competition in energy or broadband in Spain is plainly a joke: we have the slowest and most expensive internet acces in the EU, and instead of fixing that, the authorities make this law.

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