Minister Lindén wants to increase the number of publicly accessible broadband networks

News article 24.08.2010 09.47 fi sv en

Minister of Communications Suvi Lindén believes that more publicly accessible, free-of-charge broadband connections should be provided for citizens.

This would increase the use of digital services and provision and would speed up the development of information society. Increasing the number of open networks should, in fact, be considered as one of the goals for information society policies.

Lindén regards the panOulu broadband network, which is accessible and free of charge for all Oulu people, as a practical model anywhere in Finland. The network has more than 1200 base stations. Use of its services does not require a user ID or registration.