Finland Makes Broadband a Legal Right
According to a TechCrunch, Finland has become the first country to institute laws that make broadband Internet a legal right.
In July of 2010, the Finnish government will guarantee one-megabit broadband access for the country’s five-million-plus population. The goal is to provide 100Mb coverage by 2015.
Tweeters from Helsinki, the capital of Finland, tweet in celebration not only of the new legislation, but also that their country is a Trending Topic:
LauriPietro (Helsinki, Finland) RT @TechCrunch Applause for Finland: first country to make broadband access a legal right http://bit.ly/3kzaj8 – Feeling proud to be finnish
saaraj (Helsinki, Finland) Greetings from Finland.. where everyone is entitled to have broadband access, it´s our legal right!
dandyleon (Helsinki, Finland) what? finland! do we all get free internets or what?
roknees (Helsinki, Finland) Wooo, Finland is a trending topic! =)
Meanwhile, Tweeters worldwide are lauding the Finnish government as innovative:
Kiki113 (Chicago, Ill.) #Finland free broadband to all = win. Doing that in the US would make cable/internet providers burst a capillary or two…
daresoftware (United Kingdom) #Finland makes broadband access a legal right – the sooner the UK govt does this the better. Not bloody likely this side of Doomsday.
toshmeister (Cumbernauld, U.K.) Not surprised in the slightest that Finland have passed this law as Scandinavia is light years ahead of us in their liberal thinking