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Roti, Kapda, Makaan, Aur Broadband!

Finland, a small Scandinavian country is making headlines nowadays. No it’s not because of Nokia, which was founded in Finland and has impacted (or should I say ‘connected’ ;) ) our lives in such a huge way. Finland has just declared fast broadband access a legal right for all its 5.3 million citizens! This is aimed at increasing the broadband penetration in its villages. The Finnish government has provided a broadband of 1 Mbps as of now with a final aim providing a connection of 100 Mbps speed!! (Source: CNN) This makes me wonder how much we are lagging behind the world when we have to run from pillar to post to just get a connection which claims to boast of speeds up to 256 Kpbs.


And it is not just about broadband (which frankly seems a far cry given the pitiable state of the country), people here are still struggling with crumbling infrastructure and corrupt politicians. Much has been said and talked about how we can improve the situation. But frankly there is no single solution to this problem. Hope we can someday achieve the same level of success as Finalnd!!

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  1. Mayank u r being too optimistic if u even wonder abt India emulating Finland's success.. the fact we both shud know btr coming from Bihar that even today there is hardly any electricity in most of the villages( or a matter of fact the towns too).. the whole system is so rotten that even if we try to change it at fast pace, it will take at least 10 years to get an electricity poles in those villages(i m not taking a guarantee that the local thieves wud leave it standing very nxt day)... so all we can do is to pray for a miracle worker to come and change this country.

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  2. Don't be so pessimistic Sid. We have seen India making so much progress in the last 60 years despite our political system. Give India sometime and one day she will surely become a global power!

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