Fast Broadband A LEGAL Right For ALL Brits?
BroadbandInternetUK.com, a former BBC Radio 2 Website Of The Day, has called for fast broadband speeds to be a LEGAL right for ALL people in the UK.
The call, written in a new article by co-editor Steve Tattersall, comes following last week’s announcement that Finland’s government had passed a new broadband for ALL law.
Finland’s new law, the first of its kind in the world, entitles everyone in its country to a minimum 1Mbps broadband connection speed by July 2010 – with speeds up to 100Mbps planned for 2015.
The move means Finnish broadband suppliers are in effect, being forced to install high speed broadband services across the country, including the rural and remote areas.
While details of how the law will be implemented and how the roll out will be funded are at this time unknown to Broadband Internet UK, the intent of the Finnish government is clear.
In the article, Steve Tattersall voices his concern over the broadband speed ‘targets’ in the government’s Digital Britain report.
He also goes on to state that Brits living in rural areas should have the basic right to fast fixed line broadband (in addition to satellite or mobile broadband options) and calls upon Stephen Timms, the Digital Minister for further action.
The full article can be found here, while readers are also encouraged to provide feedback below on whether they think they should have a legal right to a minimum broadband speed in their home.
The opinions and comments will be sent using this site to the Digital Minister.