November 16, 2014—A new poll shows 68 percent of Americans are concerned about the inevitability of state control over content should the FCC implement net neutrality. Only 8 percent are “not at all concerned.”
Net neutrality would end the ability of an internet service provider, like Comcast or Verizon, from limiting or increasing internet speeds for certain websites or services. Streaming Netflix for instance can cost ISP’s money, so they may choose to charge more either to the consumer or the website. Net neutrality rules wouldn’t allow for that company policy.
From the article at Rasmussen Reports:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of American Adults agree the Federal Communications Commission should regulate the Internet like it does radio and television. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree and think the Internet should remain open without regulation and censorship. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Only 19% believe more government regulation is the best way to protect those who use the Internet. Fifty-six percent (56%) feel more free market competition is the best protection. Twenty-five percent (25%) are undecided.
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