Finland says that 1Mb broadband is a right, not a privilege

  • Whereas all of those old episodes of Dexter available on the torrent trackers are not going to download themselves.

  • Whereas no man or woman in a civilized society should be denied access to Garfield Minus Garfield.

  • Whereas Finland has a population 61 times smaller than that of the United States.

  • Whereas no household deserves to be "farther than 2 kilometers from a connection capable of delivering broadband Internet with a capacity of at least 100 megabits of data a second" (unless, of course, you're "in far-flung corners of the country," in which case you're out of luck).

  • Whereas this is the same nation that brought the world Nokia and public restrooms that can only be accessed via SMS.

  • Now, Therefore YLE reports that FINLAND has made 1-megabit broadband Web access a LEGAL RIGHT starting in JULY 2010, with the ultimate goal of making 100Mb available to all in 2015. Now APOCALYPTICA has no excuse for never updating its MySpace page.

[Via CNET]

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