Senator Ted Cruz calls net neutrality ‘ObamaCare for the Internet’

BIG BROTHER WANTS TO CLASSIFY THE INTERNET AS A UTILITY – MEANING HE CAN TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL OF IT.  DON’T LET IT HAPPEN!!

President Obama has voiced his support for strict net neutrality regulations, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not pleased.

In a statement released Monday, Obama expressed concern that broadband providers would turn into “gatekeepers” of online access and said the Internet should be reclassified as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

While Internet activists and tech bloggers have been almost unanimously supportive of the announcement, Cruz spoke out against government intervention in the telecom industry.

The biggest regulatory threat to the Internet is net neutrality,” Cruz said in an emailed statement. “In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It puts the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service, and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities, and higher prices for consumers. The Internet should not operate at the speed of government.”

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One thought on “Senator Ted Cruz calls net neutrality ‘ObamaCare for the Internet’

  1. Well, this is a case of Cruz shilling for his own corporate masters.

    Net Neutrality keeps things as they already are. It’s the FCC, currently headed by an ex-cable exec., that wants to add a layer of regulation. They have proposed allowing ISPs to regulate broadband speed by providing a superhighway only available to companies that pay another premium. Simultaneously, ISPs would be allowed to “throttle” down the speeds for individual, non-commercial users.

    So, students trying to do research on the Net, or bloggers trying to log on to WordPress, get to watch the spinning icon go round and round, but the movie you paid Netflix to access will stream faster.

    This obviously sets up a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas and information by building in preference for businesses over individual access to internet material. The preservation of Net Neutrality would require all ISPs to deal with all Internet traffic equally, based on file size alone.

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