Franken reiterates stance on net neutrality

As we wrote in an editorial last week, net neutrality is an important topic to take seriously, as the consequences of losing it would prove to be costly for Internet users — particularly students.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently criticized supporters of net neutrality, labeling it as “Obamacare for the Internet.” Thankfully, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., responded by stating Cruz mischaracterized the debate by misunderstanding the concept of net neutrality.

This measure does not intend to change anything — it rather would keep the status quo of the Internet, while Obamacare was a deliberate attempt to change a health care system that was not working.

Let’s hope this grave misunderstanding of an important issue does not hinder positive change.