The Internet is a crucial tool in the modern world. In the developed world, more people get their news and communicate through the Internet than through any other medium. No sane person will deny that access to the Internet is extremely important in the modern world. But is it a basic human right? According to the government of Finland, yes it is.
That's right, Finland has decided that every one of their citizens has the right to a high quality broadband connection. Their goal is for every Finn to have a 100 Mb broadband connection by 2015, and they've established an intermediate goal of giving everyone in the country a 1 Mb connection by this July.
Some variation will be allowed by law, and it's not clear exactly how the government intends to go about implementing this program. As Gizmodo notes, Finland already has freeuniversal healthcare, daycare, and education at all levels. Free broadband Internet seems to be a natural extension for them.
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