Life, Liberty and Broadband Access – Finland Makes Internet a Right: This is really interesting.
Finland became the world leader in Internet access by making broadband every Finnish citizen’s legal right and ensuring that every citizen will have access to a 1Mbps broadband connection.
I’m sure that the idea isn’t that you should have a inalienable right to broadband, but you should have an inalienable right to free information. Broadband is just the medium.
But, in the end, I think this insults the idea of human rights a bit. Does inhibiting someone’s broadband fall into the same category as other crimes against humanity now? Surely we don’t put broadband up there with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, do we?