Finland Makes Broadband A Legal Right

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  1. the scotsman

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    Other countries take note!

    Finland Makes Broadband A Legal Right

     
  2. Lardman

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    GREAT SCOTT. (Do want?)
     
  3. Rubberband

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    Good old Finland :thumbup:
     
  4. Andres

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    Well that'd be nice here, but its pretty easy for Finland when its 1/22th the size of Australia.

    From what I've heard a lot of the Baltic countries are much more advanced with internet technologies. My mum and brother were in Estonia recently and apparently free wi-fi is very very commonplace.

    Why hasn't Telstra / Optus / whoever released some sort of free wifi which jsut has a constant banner running across the bottom of the browser or something? (Not that I need to spend more time on the internet)
     
  5. mshagg

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    Does the government wipe their butts for them as well?
     
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    theres nothing i want more than for KRudd to wipe my ass.
     
  7. Tinian

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    That and Finnish women? :thumbup:
     
  8. Rubberband

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    Awww, does this offend your capitalism. Stupid socialism upsetting mshagg *huggles*

    If it's easy to do and buys votes, why the hell not?
     
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    That sounds like criticism of the Scandinavian brand of socialism. I very much admire what they do up there. The driver training young kids get is unbelievable, not having to worry about hospital or dental bills, not having to worry about HECS or saving for your kids to go to Uni. Yes, the tax rates a pretty high, but the saving is yours because you don't have to pay 40k in education fees or huge medical insurance bills.
     
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    Hmm. So how are house prices in Finland compared to Sydney. :rolleyes:
     
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    Lol. Jibes aside, this is kind of the point.

    The government can legislate squillion bps broadband to every home in finland (lol, all 2.5million of them?) but then i assume its the government responsible for providing it as well? The government can legislate every man, woman and child have a clean butt... who provides the service?

    Isnt our government effectively legislating broadband to 90 something percent of australian homes?
     
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    Perhaps it's like other municipal systems like sewerage or electricity which is managed by corporates but regulated through legislation?

    I think it's in everyones best interest to have it determined as an amenity with a basic level of service, which in internet terms is broadband at a certain bps.
     
  14. SLATYE

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    100Mbit/s sounds nice, but it's only due to be implemented in five years time. By then, 100Mbit/s will be about average rather than something really amazing.
     
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    True, but providing connectivity alone should allow for upgrades. As long as it has the capability to stream 720 5.1 in five years that should be enough I would think.
     
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    small country , small population... easy to do this..... good on them... if you like that move there.....
     
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    Or admire it and stay here? :rolleyes:
     
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    Winland! Bit cold though!
     
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    I can't wait to get my Australian/Finnish Duel Citizenship! :D
     
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