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Tech Crunch: Practically no-one wants Internet slow lanes

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 16:46 -- Eva Prkachin

Internet users are overwhelmingly against allowing Big Telecom to create slow lanes online. Get ready for a huge battle to save net neutrality, and stay tuned to this page to find out what's going on.

Article by Alex Wilhelm for Tech Crunch

A newly released study executed by the Sunlight Foundation of hundreds of thousands of comments submitted to the FCC by the public found that the vast majority spoke in favor of net neutrality. The group estimates that “less than 1 percent of comments were clearly opposed to net neutrality.”

There is wiggle room in the data, given that some people are not clear writers, and could have argued in several directions at once. For TechCrunch’s own analysis of the comments, head here.

The data indicates that there is little in the way of vocal grassroots support in opposition of net neutrality. Read into that what you will.

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