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Ted Cruz: Net neutrality is the Internet's Obamacare

Cruz: Net neutrality is Obamacare for Internet

Sen. Ted Cruz seems to loathe net neutrality as much as he detests Obamacare. In a tweet on Monday, the Texas Republican compared government regulation of the Internet to the controversial health-care law:


His comment on Twitter follows President Barack Obama's net neutrality proposal to the Federal Communications Commission where he asked that the Internet be reclassified as a utility service. The FCC is currently considering regulations on Internet service providers that would prevent them from slowing down and speeding up content, among other rules.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on "Squawk Box"
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The senator's office referred CNBC to Ted Cruz's Facebook account where net neutrality was described as "the biggest regulatory threat to 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 Facebook post said.

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Several tweeters questioned Cruz's comment and asked if he was in support of cable companies or consumers:



Others supported Cruz's anti-net neutrality stance:


...including Senator Cruz's spokeswoman:


President Obama said in the statement Monday morning to the FCC that in order for the Commission to preserve its mission of promoting "competition, innovation, and investment in our networks ... there is no higher calling than protecting an open, accessible, and free Internet."