Finland to increase minimum broadband speed to 2 Mbps

Thursday 19 March 2015 | 12:31 CET | News
Finland has proposed increasing the minimum broadband speed under universal service requirements to 2 Mbps, from 1 Mbps currently. In October, the Ministry of Transport and Communications commissioned a report from regulator Ficora on the state of universal service and the availability of broadband.speeds. The report shows widespread availability of higher speeds thanks to the roll-out of mobile and fibre networks in recent years. This supports the increase in the universal service speed, which should give every Finn the right to a connection able to support basic services such as online

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