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Broadband Now A Legal Right In Finland
All citizens to get 100 Mbps service by 2015
by Karl Bode 08:18AM Thursday Jul 01 2010
While Finland only has 5.3 million residents to our 300+ million -- the Finnish government has decided that every one of those citizens will be getting 1 Mbps by July 1, 2 Mbps by 2012 and 100 Mbps service by 2015. While the U.S. bickers over whether investing taxpayer money into your country's infrastructure is evil, the Finnish government has declared that broadband is now a legal right for every citizen. That legal right became official today -- and given that broadband is now considered a right and a Finnish utility, Techdirt notes that the government won't be kicking people off of the Internet for trading copyrighted files (though users will get letters).


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Re: Interesting

You're very quick to dismiss "worthless arguments" today.

said by sonicmerlin:

You have a right to research everything on your own before making a decision. Why have consumer protections at all?
Now you're talking. Way to take something out of context to attempt to strengthen your viewpoint
said by sonicmerlin:

No, corporations don't have the right to take your money while providing bare minimum service in return. They only exist because in a competitive market innovation flows freely.
No, corporations exist to provide a product or service that someone is willing to take in exchange for a good or service or some sort of compensation. And to make money for its shareholders
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Your endless defense of corporations is completely illogical.
How so? Because I don't always agree with your opinion? Because I don't automatically assume corporations are the devil? Because I believe for profit corporations can be more efficient than governments? Because I'm a satisfied customer of corporations that I do business with?


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So based on your argument, everything should be run by the government?

I have to agree with the previous poster. If someone don't like the type of service he receives from a business or said service does not meet his needs and yet continues to buy it anyway then that person is a complete and total fool, and deserves to be separated from his money.
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"Net Neutrality" zealots - the people you can thank for your capped Internet service.


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Luckily, you have the right not to pay corporations for those services