1 Mbps interwebs a legal right in Finland, 100 Mbps by 2015

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Murphy

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Pretty cool. Internet is much more important to me and my need for information than TV yet its TV which is a legal right in Germany. Kudos to the Finish government for going with the times.
 

LemoN

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Pretty cool. Internet is much more important to me and my need for information than TV yet its TV which is a legal right in Germany. Kudos to the Finish government for going with the times.

yup and if i have an TV at home i even have to pay for it regardeless if i use it or not :mad:
 

Xendance

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Just a note: Legal right doesn't make it free. With that logic, the second amendment of US constitution would mean that every US citizen would get a gun for free to carry it around.
 

REZ

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..didn't take it that way :)

..but it means people in outlying areas cant be denied the effort of connecting them, or price gouged because of where they live. (I'm assuming price regulation is a part of this law ..? ..certain amount of guaranteed uptime etc..)
 

Xendance

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..didn't take it that way :)

..but it means people in outlying areas cant be denied the effort of connecting them, or price gouged because of where they live. (I'm assuming price regulation is a part of this law ..? ..certain amount of guaranteed uptime etc..)

No, I don't think that price regulation is part of this law. Prices will regulate itself when every ISP has to provide at least 1 Mbps, then it's just a matter of who can sell them at the lowest price (unless they're using 3g wireless network or something, then it can be slower I heard).
 
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Tomcat_ha

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a couple of years back i was in the middle of the woods in a village/town close to the russian border. They already had 2mbit internet while i had only 1mbit at home.