Finland has just made it a legal right to have 1mbps broadband.
It's well below the fastest speeds available in most countries, though still better than many Australians enjoy. And by 2015, Finland will expand that legal right to 100-megabit broadband access.
More importantly it signifies that internet access is starting to be seen as a utility rather than a luxury.
As governments increasingly put services online, they have a duty to ensure that citizens can access them easily and for a fair price. But even more critically than this, connectivity is vital for the "Internet of Things".
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