- Internet in Finland
Broadband Internet access in Finland was launched commercially in 2000 in the form of
ADSL. As of 2008, typical ADSL connections in Finlandare 1024/512 Kbit/s or 2048/512 Kbit/s and they cost from €20 to €35 per month respectively. Faster speeds, such as 8/1 Mbit/s, 24/1 Mbit/s and faster are also widely available.
Some of the largest Finnish
Internet service providers include:
In the city of
Oulu, Oulun Puhelin Plc(OPOY) has for a longer time offered full-rate ADSL (8/1 Mbit/s) and VDSL(10/10 Mbit/s, actually Cisco Long Reach Ethernet).
With aggressive marketing, Saunalahti brought full-rate ADSL (8/1 Mbit/s) to the capital area and
Turkuon 2004-08-03. Saunalahti announced ADSL2 services (12 Mbit/s) on 2004-10-21, available in the capital area and Turku. Saunalahti also announced the first ever ADSL2+ services (24 Mbit/s) in Nordic countries on 2004-11-15, first available only in the Tampereregion.
Sonera provides 10/10 Mbit Cisco Long Reach Ethernet in select apartment buildings for prices ranging from 39€ to 50€. Sonera has also started installing fiber optic connections in major areas of Finland, providing a speed up to 100/10 Mbit, albeit also exclusive to apartment buildings.
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