Fast Internet access becomes a legal right in Finland

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    Finland has become the first country in the world to declare broadband Internet access a legal right.

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    Starting in July, telecommunication companies in the northern European nation will be required to provide all 5.2 million citizens with Internet connection that runs at speeds of at least 1 megabit per second.

    The one-megabit mandate, however, is simply an intermediary step, said Laura Vilkkonen, the legislative counselor for the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

    The country is aiming for speeds that are 100 times faster -- 100 megabit per second -- for all by 2015.

    "We think it's something you cannot live without in modern society. Like banking services or water or electricity, you need Internet connection," Vilkkonen said.

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    In India we are still fighting for our basic rights...roti kapda aur makaan...n look at finland ..phewwww ...surely very good initiative by the govt of Finland
     
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    i wish i was born in finland!
     
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    Garbage God of Mistakes...

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    hmm... So what now?
     
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