Finland Makes Broadband Internet Access Legal Right for Every Citizen

The Nordic nation of Finland, population 5.25 million, is making history today by enacting a new law granting every citizen the right to a stable broadband Internet connection.

"We considered the role of the Internet in Finns' everyday life. Internet services are no longer just for entertainment. Finland has worked hard to develop an information society and a couple of years ago we realized not everyone had access." said Finnish Communication Minister Suvi Linden, according to various sources.

dizzleK4723d ago (Edited 4723d ago )

they seem confused as to what a "right" actually is. the bill of rights are rights, the internet is a privilege. can't blame them though, most americans don't know the difference anymore either.

Darkstorn4723d ago (Edited 4723d ago )

Rights are specified by governments, not god. If Finland holds that this is a Constitutional right, then by all means, let them eat cake.