By Bill McInturff & David Binder
With the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order soon going into effect, rhetoric by net neutrality activists has reached a fever pitch. Organizers have held protests, while states and localities have attempted net neutrality laws of their own. Democrats in Congress are using a legislative maneuver known as the Congressional Review Act to attempt to overturn the FCC’s order, and are now targeting mid-May as the date to force a vote in the Senate.
With so much hyperbole to break through, we came together as Democratic and Republican pollsters to find the facts. What does the data actually tell us about net neutrality and what do consumers want and expect from internet service providers and edge providers such as Google and Facebook?