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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Finland Has Big Plans For Broadband

The government of Finland has outlined a broadband strategy that will see all homes in the country serviced by at least one megabit per second by 2010, with a ramp-up to 100 megabits by 2016. "We are strongly committed to developing an information society, and we want to promote productivity and efficiency," Communications Minister Suvi Linden told Agence France Presse. The Finnish government has pledged one third of the cost of building the infrastructure, an estimated $102 million U.S. of a total $303 million to complete the work. Meanwhile in North America little is being done by government to move the bar. The CBC has more details here.