• Poll result: What digital policies did Open Internet supporters vote for?

    Aug 23 2010, 6:04

    In the days leading up to the election, EFA ran a poll for #OpenInternet supporters asking the question: What digital policies will your vote be supporting in Saturday’s Federal Election?  The poll defined the NBN as being Fibre to the Home (FTTH) as opposed to Fibre to the Node (FTTN)  or a wireless broadband network.

    Unsurprisingly, 96% of voters said that they would be voting against Mandatory ISP Filtering/Censorship.  However what was surprising is the support for the NBN with a whopping 82% of the votes.  Although this is a very small sample, the combination of of NBN and #OpenInternet was clearly the crowd favorite with 78% of the votes.

    With the Hung Parliament seeming more likely by the day, it will be fascinating to see what impact the new government will have on the NBN and Internet Censorship.  We will all wait and watch eagerly for the result.  One thing that is assured, regardless of the governments constituents, we all need to remain vigilant in the defense of our digital rights.

    QUESTION: Do you think that the poll accurately reflects the result of all Open Internet supporters? (Please leave a comment below)

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