Cruz: Keep Unelected Bureaucrats' Hands Off Internet

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has posted a YouTube video explaining why internet service providers should not be regulated under Title II.

In the video, of a speech on the issue in Austin, Texas, last week, Cruz says that smart phones should be outside of Title II, and uses a black rotary phone and cell phone to illustrate the difference between calcified public utility regulations and the innovation start-ups and entrepreneurs.

He said the simple message is: "Don't mess with the Internet."

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.