Study Finds Most Don't Understand Net Neutrality

A survey of U.S. consumers has found what you might expect, namely that few U.S. residents understand network neutrality. The Hart Research Associates survey found only 25 percent of respondents claimed they knew what network neutrality is.

Perhaps not surprisingly, 73 percent said they wanted disclosure of what the rules actually are, when told that “just five members of an unelected Federal Communications Commission will decide the future of the Internet without providing an opportunity for the public to see and understand the regulations prior to a vote.”

The wording of the explanatory note, most might suggest, was not “neutral.” So it might not be surprising that 80 percent of respondents wanted full disclosure of the ruling before a vote is taken.

Just 32 percent of respondents thought regulating Internet access like telephone services would be helpful.
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