Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
The Senate Commerce Committee released yesterday, and posted on its web site today, a Verizon-funded push-poll that not surprisingly finds 1. Most Americans want competition in cable and 2. Most Americans are opposed to Ã¢â¬ÅonerousÃ¢â¬Â (thatÃ¢â¬â¢s the word used by the supposedly independent Ã¢â¬Åbi-partisanÃ¢â¬Â write-up of the poll results) net neutrality regulations.
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Check out the pollÃ¢â¬â¢s loaded question on net neutrality:
Which of the following two items do you think is the most important to you:
Delivering the benefits of new TV and video choice so consumers will see increased competition and lower prices for cable TV
Enhancing Internet neutrality by barring high speed internet providers from offering specialized services like faster speed and increased security for a fee
Faced with this choice, is it any surprise that 66% of the 800 registered voters surveyed (91% of whom were clueless about net neutrality) opted for the delightful delivery of benefits of new video choices over the insidious barring of cool new services such as faster broadband and better security?
The survey, conducted by not one but two bought-and-paid-for political polling firms, Public Opinion Strategies and The Glover Park Group, is just routine message manipulation by the pollsters . . . But the fact that once again, the United States Senate is disseminating corporate propaganda on one of its most powerful committeeÃ¢â¬â¢s web sites, funded by stiffs like you and me, should get everybody hopping mad.
. . . The Senate Commerce Committee has given up even a thin veneer of working for the public. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s working for Verizon now.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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