Finland Makes Broadband a Human Right
All Finns are now guaranteed a connection
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 2:09 PM CDT
Finland's guaranteeing broadband Internet service to its citizens as a basic human right. Now if only Virginia would get its act together...   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Sure, here in the US we have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But the Finnish government is tossing in the right to speedy Internet access, reports the AFP. Today Finland became the first country in the world to guarantee the availability of a broadband connection for every citizen. "The universal service obligation concerning Internet access of one Megabit per second (Mbit/s) has entered into force," says a government official.

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Jul 2, 2010 11:20 AM CDT
So THIS is what happens when your citizens don't believe the Earth is 6k years old and that Global warming is a hoax. Hmmmmmm.
Jul 2, 2010 1:08 AM CDT
let put a stop to drug mob & drug mafia it getting to big in usa they are making billions wish the money can go back to economy. every one do their part turn in drug deals and turn drug money laundering in all 50 states and country please help
Jul 1, 2010 10:20 PM CDT
And Obama has the authority to shut ours down or turn it off at his discretion any one starting to see something wrong with this President? not yet, then just wait and keep watching as it won't be long. His buddy Jeff Immelt the head of GE just trashed him that ought tell you nay sayer's something!