Americans don't think internet access should be a government priority

Earlier this week, I posted about the CRTC’s open consultation on basic phone and internet service, which asks: “[W]hat role, if any, should the CRTC play in ensuring that all Canadians have access to broadband Internet service at comparable rates?”

Stateside yesterday, the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a new report on home broadband, with some surprising results:

By a 53%-41% margin, Americans say they do not believe that the spread of affordable broadband should be a major government priority. Contrary to what some might suspect, non-internet users are less likely than current users to say the government should place a high priority on the spread of high-speed connections.

Seems like the majority agrees with The Thrill.

[Via David Weinberger]

#broadband #CRTC #pew