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Study Finds Americans Believe Competition, Not Regulation, Will Continue to Advance Investment, Innovation
For Immediate Release 
September 23, 2010
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Phil Singer
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hart Research Associates conducted a national survey finding that opposition to government Internet regulation remains high with more than 75 percent of respondents agreeing that the Internet is currently working well and over 55 percent stating that the federal government should not regulate the Internet at all.

In a representative national survey results of 800 likely voters, participants were asked their thoughts on how the Internet was presently working and what they thought the government’s role should be with regards to Internet oversight and regulation.
The survey found that net neutrality regulations do not have overwhelming public support.  In fact, more than 75 percent of Americans believe the Internet is working well today; a conclusion that has also been found in a survey commissioned by proponents of net neutrality rules and referenced in multiple studies.

When asked if the federal government should regulate the Internet, 57 percent responded “no”. Of the 31 percent who thought the federal government should regulate the Internet, more than two-thirds said any such regulation should be focused on privacy, online safety and protecting children.

Broadband for America believes these studies confirm and support its ideals and mission.  We believe broadband access should be available and affordable for every household in the nation.  These findings support our belief that the Internet should be open and secure.
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