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Access to broadband, a fundamental right in Finland

Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband access a fundamental right for every citizen.

Every Finnish citizen will have the right for getting broadband access atleast with 1 mbps speed from July1, 2010 onwards.

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) has assigned 26 telecommunications companies with a monthly fee of Euros 30 to 40 for the connection.

Earlier a similar venture was launched in the United Kingdom for providing a broadband access to all citizens with a speed of 2 mbps, but it was not made a legal right.

Presently 96% of the Finland homes has online access and is one of the leading countries with internet penetration in the world. Finland is known in the telecommunication scenario as the home of telecom major Nokia.

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