Tea Party group attacks Net Neutrality: Treating all websites the same isn't fair
FreedomWorks communications director Iris Somberg (Screenshot/YouTube)

The Tea Party group FreedomWorks released a video denouncing Net Neutrality on Wednesday, just days after President Barack Obama announced strong support for regulations to require Internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.


"Supporters of the plan call it a free and open Internet, but in reality, it is anything but," FreedomWorks communications coordinator Iris Somberg said in the video.

Somberg explained that Net Neutrality regulations would prohibit Internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to any website or online service.

"The same speed, the same prices, the same access, but all web content isn't equal. Netflix is not the same as a high school blog, and YouTube certainly isn't the same as Facebook. They serve very different purposes and they have very different needs."

"By dictating that all these sites be treated the same, Net Neutrality makes small companies that don't take up much bandwidth at all pay more so that big companies can pay less," she said. "That's not the kind of equality the Internet needs."

"Net neutrality is not a level playing field. It's an anti-competitive policy that protects the Internet's biggest companies at the expense of everyone else."

Republican leaders in Congress have also strongly denounced Net Neutrality, even though the policy is highly popular among both Republican and Democratic voters.

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