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1 Mbps is now a Legal Right In Finland

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
Aside from probably the hardest driving test in the world, Finland will also be known for its proactive stance towards online connectivity.

Last year, the internet was abuzz with news of the Finnish government declaring broadband access a fundamental right for its citizens. While other governments have paid lip-service to providing their constituents with online connectivity, Finland went one step beyond and actually specified a minimum speed, for implementation on July 1.

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OMG!! 1 Mbps on a mobile phone ( N900 screenshot )

July 1 is today. All telcos operating in Finland are now required—by law—to provide "all residents" with a connection running at least at 1Mbps. Even better, this new obligation is simply a step on the broadband-as-a-right ladder. The eventual goal for 2015 is a mandatory minimum connection speed of 100Mbps.

In practical terms, 1Mbps represents a max download speed of 128 kilobytes per second. 100Mbps on the other hand is a dizzying 12.5 megabytes per second. Let's hope Finland can reach its 2015 target and that other countries follow the Nordic country's example. It's definitely a good thing when you can download legit copies of songs in less than a second, and that Batman porn parody in a bit over two hours.

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gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
What abt INDIA
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sujoyp

Grand Master
dont worry in next 10 years we also would have 1mbps minimum:))
 
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topgear

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
we should get atleast 1 mbps ( 128 KB ) instead of 256 ( 32 KB ) defined as BB - the the upto speed should be now 4 mbps ( I know it's like day dreaming )
 

salvachn

Broken In
Our ISPs are looking only to maximise their profit providing minimal services. You get unlimited at abysmal speeds, and if you want high speeds, it is limited by FUP. Seriously, a 50 GB limit on 2Mbps connection is a joke. When I had this 6 hours a day unlimited (BSNL). I clocked around 25 to 30 GB a month for ~60 hours. If anyone uses it normally, then they'll exceed the FUP limit inside a week or a fortnight.

BTW I managed to get 1.6 Mbps on BSNL 3G. Mobile broadband is the way to go, but might not be within everyone's reach.
 

Nithu

I'm in 3D Grafix world!!!
We Indians cant get 1Mbps for free anytime soon.:-( We need BSNL UL 1Mbps plan for Rs.500, Is it possible? I guess not. :-x
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
I anyway thank BSNL for there speed upgrade to 512kbps @ Rs.750 which is descent...I download/use nearly 30-35GB monthly

BSNL wont give 1mbps UL untill other competitors give it without FUP
 

dheeraj_kumar

Legen-wait for it-dary!
Indian broadband is a joke! The less said about it, the better :) Enough has been said already.

That said, I hope to get a nice job in Finland :p :D
 

dheeraj_kumar

Legen-wait for it-dary!
Even BSNL introduced FUP couple of months back :(

Which means...

The cake is a lie !!!!

and

we should go to finland... while we're still alive!!!

should make a sense to anyone's finished Portal :)
 

mavihs

Techie By Heart
Even BSNL introduced FUP couple of months back :(

Which means...

The cake is a lie !!!!

and

we should go to finland... while we're still alive!!!

should make a sense to anyone's finished Portal :)
i wud say Sweden is a better place!!!! (ISP wise also) ;)
 

gagan007

Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!
If everyone goes to Finland (or any other developed country for that matter), the situation will become worse than it is now in India :p
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
Exactly...it happened with Docomo gprs recently ....people loved the speed and shifted from Airtel to Docomo..but now speed of Docomo is equally poor as airtel:-x
 

gagan007

Uhu, Not Gonna Happen!
Dude you tell me which is better...I will take up that connection and cancel my BSNL BB.

I have tried Hathway and Airtel...they are no better than BSNL. I have heard ppl saying Tikona also suck....MTNL is only available in two cities.

I have a question for such ppl who always crib about BB speed. Why don't you guys subscribe for the highest bandwidth plan? That way you will not be dissatisfied. Now, if you can't afford it then please stop cribbing! That doesn't gonna help.

And please, do not compare facilities in India with other developed countries. We are far behind when it comes to basic amenities...BB is the least priority.
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
my collage mate was jumping in fun after shifting to Aircel from Reliance (was getting terrific download speed). but after 1-2 months of usage (yesterday informed me) he back to Reliance. he used E63. opera mini, snaptu. nothing works (works fine in Reliance). better have bad speed than sacrificing total usability.

BTW, i better stay in India. speed is snail slow. so is the pricing :grin:

also BSNL 3G. its nothing but a big joke. at my place (NE India) it gives 3G. but can't use 3G. now whom to blame. all players in the game are corrupted.
 
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