Voters disapprove of FCC’s Net Neutrality rules
More than half of likely voters don’t want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Web as it does radio and television, according to a survey from Rasmussen Reports.
Fifty-four percent of likely voters oppose such regulation, while just 21 percent support it, according to the survey of likely voters taken just after the FCC last week approved Chairman Julius Genachowski’s plan to prevent discrimination by Internet service providers against certain websites or applications.
Genachowski’s plan has drawn heated criticism from both the left and right, with Republicans vowing to overturn the regulations during the next Congress.
Republicans and independents overwhelmingly oppose the regulations, according to the survey, while Democrats are more divided. Survey respondents who are heavy Internet users are the most opposed to the FCC’s approach, the survey found.
Basically, what the FCC passed would allow the government to control how ISPs sell their services to customers and prevent them from blocking content from other competing companies. In case you haven’t figured it out, it’s an answer in search of a problem.
To learn more about Net Neutrality, check out this primer posted here last year or check out the video put together by Reason TV: