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Finland Makes Internet Access A Legal Right. Every Citizen To Get Access By MID Of 2010.

Hats off the Finland government for passing a law that made Internet access a legal right for its citizens. As per the law, by 2010 every citizen of Finland( approx 5.5 million) will have the right to access 1 MBPS broadband connection.

Tuomiokirkko, Helsinki, Finland

Here is what a prominent news channel of Finland says

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.

Some variation will be allowed, if connectivity can be arranged through mobile phone networks.

Internet access to everyone is an awesome idea. Wish every country in the world brings a law like this.

Thanks to  intomobile and flickr