Sunday, January 2, 2011

Americans Voters are Against Net Neutrality

One would think that a pro-consumer regulation, such as Net Neutrality, will gain wide support among the general population.

However, a recent survey by Rasmussen Reports, shows that ".. only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure"

See "Just 21% Want FCC to Regulate Internet, Most Fear Regulation Would Promote Political Agenda" - here.

These were the results of a national survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted December 26, 2010 and the [which does not directly mention and address the main issue, I must say] question was "Should the Federal Communications Commission regulate the Internet like it does radio and television?

For the other question "What is the best way to protect those who use the Internet—more government regulation or more free market competition? by 52% to 27% margin, voters believe that more free market competition is better than more regulation for protecting Internet users".

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