Right to High speed Internet


Access to broadband Internet is now a legal right in Finland and it is the first country in this world to have done this.

It means that the Finland telecome companies need to provide the 5 million(approx) finnish citizens with atleast a 1 Mbps Broadband Internet,starting in July 2010. However the Finnish government’s plan is to provide Finnish with 100Mbps broadband speed by 2015.

Earlier in June, France’s high court declared such access a human right. But Finland went a step further by legally mandating speed. According to Wikipedia, approximately 79 percent of the Finnish population use the Internet. Finland had around 1.52 million broadband Internet connections by the end of June 2007 or around 287 per 1,000 inhabitants.