Surprise surprise, European consumers want an open Internet. (They also want it for free, I guess...and yes, the poll was funded by the big pro-NN US corporates).
Will the US net neutrality debate lead to a redrawing of the political discourse through the blogosphere, typically US news agendas are dominated by right-wing radio and TV (Fox) talk-show hosts and the outright lies of the Bush administration rode that to victory in 2004. Will it change radically?
The importance of these two stories is that they underline the political aspect of the debate - this is not just telecoms economics!