Posted by: euromediablog | October 15, 2009

Broadband Access: a Legal Right in Finnland

One of the most connected countries in the world (96%) is writing history. Finland is to become the first nation to officially recognize the right of broadband internet access as a legal one, as  the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications in Helsinki just pushed through a law that will force telecommunications providers to offer high speed internet connections to all citizens.

Practically speaking, the law will oblige internet providers to connect distant rural areas, left out because of their economical unattractiveness. Similarly to the measures suggested by the Digital Britain Report in the United Kingdom the finish law tries to combat the digital divide and boost the online economy at the same time. Information Society in Practice…

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