Perhaps it is economies of scale and cost of bandwidth? But here we can only supposedly get maximum 128K, not those 1 meg bandwidth you talk about there in Finland, as a public right. That from SMART telecommunications, Ashcrofts newest venture here. Though I haven't got it yet, they keep promising me wireless, but it is running 5 weeks since I ordered from them. You cannot get anything from BTL and nobody else has anything affordable. I have been waiting 16 years for internet here. So far, I cannot get it at all. I did ask SMART for something higher, but they said 128K is all they have. Beggars cannot be choosers in Belize. 100 meg bandwidth in Belize is real dreamland.
--- On Sun, 10/18/09, Lan Sluder
From: Lan Sluder
Subject: Bz-Culture: Internet access as a legal right?
To: "Belize Culture"
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Finland is set to become the first country in the world to have
broadband internet access as a legal right. By 2010, the 5 million
people in the country will have access to at least 1 meg broadband
connection (though no one is required to have it). By 2015, everyone
is supposed to have access to 100 meg connections.