Yesterday, US President Barack Obama came out in favor of net neutrality, urging the FCC to classify the internet as a utility for regulatory purposes:
Immediately thereafter, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) came out against net neutrality, tweeting:
“Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
This analogy between net neutrality and Obamacare does not work on any level and is deeply misleading. Here’s why.