Broadband access definition in Spain

While the Spanish Ministry of Industry asks about the definition of broadband as an universal service, Finland has already regulated broadband access and as of July 2010 every single citizen in Finland will have the right to get 1Mbps.

In 2015, minimum bandwidth to every single citizen will be of 100Mbps.

Meanwhile, here in Spain, there are many rural areas which do not have broadband access and in those which broadband is available, just the incumbent, Telefonica, offers connectivity, normally limited to 1Mbps and quite expensive. Competition is just limited to the dense populated areas.

Also, plans to offer higher datarates have been stopped due to the economic crisis (see my post of yesterday), so here the situation is very disappointing.

We now ask, while others take decisions.

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