Finland offer 100 meg broadband to everyone

The government of Finland has just announced plans to offer a 100-megabit broadband connection to every home and business in Finland!

This follows from their declaration last year; that a broadband Internet connection is a human right – and that every home in Finland will have at least one megabit per second connection.

100 megabit connection by 2015

The plan is for every home or business to be within 2 kilometres of super fat, 100 megabits fibre connection. Whilst some homes will need to face the cost of that last 2 kilometres of fibre, it’s an opportunity that’s a pipe dream (sorry for the pun) for most of us.

When you consider that the population of Finland is under 6 million, yet its population is spread over an area that’s roughly the same size as the UK and Ireland combined, this is quite a project.

Well done Finland

I applaud the Fins for aiming at such a lofty goal. I also hope it encourages (or shames) other governments to start investing in the kind of broadband infrastructure that people and businesses need.

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