Estonia leads internet revolution Their parliament declared internet access a basic human right in 2004. Why is our NBN not the same?
Tiny Estonia leads internet revolution
Among the former communist countries set to join the European Union on 1 May, 2004 Estonia is the smallest, but the most technologically advanced.
Estonia’s children become computer-literate very early
The former Soviet republic, where parliament has declared internet access a basic human right, is ahead of EU countries like France and Italy when it comes to the use of mobile phones and internet connections.
Thirteen years ago, when Estonia regained its independence from the Soviet Union, only half of the country’s 1.4 million people even had a telephone line.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3603943.stm Excellent article
By Oana Lungescu