Gary Johnson on Net Neutrality

Last Updated : Jul 20, 2012

Summary

Governor Johnson has stated that he opposes net neutrality principles. In a 2011 interview, Governor Johnson stated that net neutrality was fine in theory but that the reality of the situation was that it was the start of government control of the internet. In describing his views on the subject, Governor Johnson stated that 95% of the time government involvement is not necessary and in this case limiting the actions of Comcast and similar providers would have unintended consequences.

 

The Next Web Interview

In June of 2011, Governor Johnson was interviewed by thenextweb.com and discussed the subject of net neutrality. Governor Johnson notes the concern with ISPs treating people differently is real, but that immediately involving government was not the best or proper solution.

 

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