TeleFrieden: Ted Cruz’s Bumper Sticker Reference to Network Neutrality as Obamacare for the Internet: "Robust and sustainable broadband competition does not exist in the United States for first and last mile access despite the blessing of having two wireline options (DSL and cable modem). Data caps, latency, questions about congestion, equipment costs etc. preclude treating wireless as a functional equivalent to wireline at least for the time being.
On the other hand, I do not support converting Internet Service Providers into utilities, or thinking that Title II reclassification will solve all ills.
I do not think the Internet should be completely neutral either. If I want to view "must see" television, e.g., a Penn State football game, or a Netflix movie, I want my ISP and every other carrier involved in carrying "mission critical" bits to handle them with priority, "Most Favored Nation” treatment.
On the other hand (I am an academic!), I don't want Comcast deliberately messing with a competitor’s traffic to extort additional payment. Netflix should have the option for securing "better than best efforts" routing, but I don't want Comcast to have the ability to penalize small ventures that do not have the traffic volume to cause congestion, or have the funds to pay a surcharge that Comcast does not deserve." 'via Blog this'