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Finland is Second Country to Make Internet Access a Legal Right

Finland is Second Country to Make Internet Access a Legal Right

Posted October 14, 2009 at 11:36am by iClarified
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Finland has become the second country to make Internet access a legal right, according to YLE.

Starting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Finland is the world's first country to create laws guaranteeing broadband access.

The government had already decided to make a 100 Mb broadband connection a legal right by the end of 2015. On Wednesday, the Ministry announced the new goal as an intermediary step.



IntoMobile notes that the first country to declare broadband a legal right was Switzerland on January 1, 2008. The Swiss consider broadband to be 600 kbps down and 100 kbps up.

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