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News Finland to make broadband a legal right

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I just saw this on another forum.

    I want to live in Finland :(
     
  3. feedayeen

    feedayeen What's a Dremel?

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    (US) - You know, this might be more useful than the Third Amendment to the Bill of Rights.

    "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."
     
  4. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I'd be surprised if there's still an open internet worth talking about in 2015.
     
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    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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  6. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Just move here :D


    Another reason why i love this country.
    24mb/s connections are pretty much the standard nowadays but thats only if you live in the bigger cities. Dunno how the wanne accomplish that out in the woods (90% of Finland).
     
  7. shanky887614

    shanky887614 What's a Dremel?

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    yeah but this speed still isnt that impresive when you look at japan
    most of the country is on fireoptic
    and i think speeds of 100mb/s
     
  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Is it easy to move there? I'm talking legally and all :p
     
  9. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Stupid idea. It's not a right, it's a privilege. It's not like the right to a fair trial or anything like that.
     
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    yuusou Multimodder

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    That's where I'll be moving to as soon as I can. Tho legally, its extremely difficult.
     
  11. Bazz

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    Never happen in the UK, legal right to the net?? what about all the p2p downloaders?? would be good for them, knowing they would never be kicked off.
     
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    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    I hope this doesnt happen in the uk, the ones that dont want to work get enough handed to them.
     
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    Yeah, and in Finland we need the broadbands desperately as polar bears are patrolling our streets 24/7 and it's never above freezing here. HELP!
     
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    You still have to pay in full for the connection, its just saying everyone should have it available.

    Obama has called for a chunk of the stimulus money to be spent on moving broadband to rural areas where there aren't enough customers for the cable companies to do it by their own choice. It would be similar to the rural electrification administration where the governess made electrical connections available to rural areas. Its a great idea in my book, as the internet is becoming more and more important each day.
     
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    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I dream of 1Mb/s broadband. Damn this backward island.
     
  16. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    woot! go canada go! I love my 3mb/s!!! **** you telus!
     
  17. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Nowaydays I don't even think about my net speed. A few years back it was somewhere around 10Mbps.

    In Finnish media, Finland is generally considered to be behind other EU-countries in IT matters.
     
  18. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Although you do spend about 3.5% GDP on Research and Development which is already higher than the EU's planned 3% that they want member States to achieve.

    Moro.
     
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    Basic Human Rights : Food, clothing, shelter, education, vocation, medical care, vacation time, internet access.

    There are also the civilizational human rights that pertain to right to a trial, legal representation, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, equality for all under the law, right to assembly and redress of grievances.

    Yours in Rights Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
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    See i think less about covering everyone and more about actually making it my internet. My provider gives me a 15mb/s connection but they throttle it if i sue to much. Like if i host an online game my connection speeds drops as am using to much for an extended period of time. More control over the companies that provide internet is better in my book then giving people that live in the boonies (for a reason) high speed internet.
     
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