Those following the ongoing battle over net neutrality got a super dose of political back-and-fourth as Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter Monday to decry President Obama’s call for the FCC to reclassify consumer broadband service as a utility — a move that would protect net neutrality by giving the FCC authority to keep those service providers in check.
"Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November 10, 2014
The FCC took up the question of net neutrality in May but is still formulating new rules that could be voted on by the end of the year. This piece from the New York Times offers some history and insight on the issue.
Make no mistake: If you enjoy using the Internet to consume information or entertainment, or believe at all that it plays an vital role in a keeping civic-minded society (porn sites aside), this is a story you want to follow.
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