There ought to be a law…

Finland: Hoisting the broadband banner.

Finland: Hoisting the broadband banner.

The only country in continental Europe whose entire land mass sits north of the 60th parallel, Finland, will pass a law making access to broadband internet a legal right for all citizens.

It’s aimed at bringing quality internet access to the country’s remote rural and northern regions. Ninety-six per cent of Finland’s 5.3 million people, already enjoy access to the internet, making it one of the world’s most wired countries.

I suppose this is the kind of public policy creativity you might expect from a country whose national broadcaster, YLE,  offers the only news program in the world broadcast in classical Latin.

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