Even though it happened almost two years ago, I first heard about this from watching Alec Couros's talk "Open and Networked Learning". I had to look it up.
Sure enough, CNN, BBC, The Guardian and Huffinton Post all had articles declaring that Finland had passed a law naming broadband internet access as a basic legal right of every Finn. Incredible. I mean, wonderful - but wow. They've made the statement that everyone should have free access to information. Hurrah!