What are your thoughts about net neutrality?
The midterm election is slated in November, and some officials are taking the issues of net neutrality to the polling stations. One national polling company that is based in Alexandria, VA, organized a survey. The IMGE Insights aimed its study at the four major House frontline districts which includes the CA-25 Congressional District to assess support for net neutrality and its effect in the upcoming elections.
IMGE is an absolute service digital company established in 2013. It works in constructing and carrying out assimilated digital drives that approach people in an exceptionally, quantitative, and economical means.
Millennials comprise a bigger portion of the population and politicians are sure that they will play a key role in the forthcoming midterm election. Democrat senators eye them as their biggest hope for their success. According to the Pew Research Center, these young people will better vote a Democrat over a Republican.
Based on the conducted survey from the CA-25 Congressional District, a total of 64% of the surveyed voters confirmed their support for net neutrality protections. Twenty percent are against it, and the remaining 16% belongs to those unsure or preferred not to answer.
One of the survey questions asked was about the issue of net neutrality that the federal government is dealing with right now. The set protections necessitates ISPs like Comcast and AT&T to provide everyone equal access. Voters were asked if they are in favor or not with the said regulatory protections.
IMGE Insights Founder and President Bryan Sanders said, “Independent and undecided voters are more likely to vote for members who act immediately to force a vote to overturn the FCC and restore net neutrality protections. Such voters are more likely to oppose incumbents when it is pointed out that they have not helped overturn the FCC and restore net neutrality.”
He added that their survey discovered that voters astoundingly imply their strong support for net neutrality. Also, a large number of surveyed voters said that they would be mindful of it during the election. Majority of the population will likely vote officials who demonstrated an abrupt effort to restore net neutrality protections.
During the Obama administration, internet service providers are prohibited from discriminating contents. They are banned from blocking or throttling and instead, ordered to treat all internet traffic equally. With the present Trump administration, that is no longer the case. ISPs are rather provided with the authority to do the opposite that burdens consumers, organizations, and big or small businesses.
Net neutrality has been and will always be a part of the consumers’ daily routine. From a little student to the biggest tech companies, open internet is essential for research, learning, and business. Without it, it is no different from television with nothing to watch for.