Finland Makes Broadband Internet Access A Law
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And our last word in business today comes from Finland. It is: You have the right to surf the Web at high speeds.
Finland just became the first country in the world to make broadband Internet access a legal right. The government has a new rule forcing Internet providers to offer a one megabit connection to all five million or so Finns by next July. Finland is already one of the world's most wired nations, but the law is apparently aimed at improving access in remote, rural areas. And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And I'm Steve Inskeep.
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