Finland - Broadband Internet a Legal Right

Internet - since its inception in the 1960's - has made a substantial progress in terms of penetration.

Approx 1.6 billion people across the world have access to the net. In absolute terms, this is a huge number. But in relative terms, only 24% of the world population has access to the internet.


Catch the stats here

In Finland - a country in northern Europe with a population of 5.3 million - around 96% of its people have access to the internet. 

With such a good start, Finland has gone a step ahead and has made Broadband Internet a Legal Right. It is the first nation to enact such a law!!




The law mandates telecommunications companies will be obliged to provide all Finnish residents with broadband lines that can run at speeds of at least 1 megabit per second!!

Hope that broadband access to the internet becomes a reality for people across most of the countries!!
Finland - Broadband Internet a Legal Right Finland - Broadband Internet a Legal Right Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Monday, October 19, 2009 Rating: 5

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