On his radio broadcast on Monday, Bryan Fischer praised Sen. Ted Cruz’s opposition to President Obama’s support for net neutrality by falsely claiming that it prevents customers from being allowed to pay more for faster internet service.
Like the National Religious Broadcasters, Fischer’s opposition to net neutrality seems rooted in a complete lack of understanding about what net neutrality actually is, since he falsely insists that preserving the principle of an open internet would prevent service providers from offering plans with different internet speeds.
Charging different prices for different internet speeds is already a common practice, obviously, but Fischer laughably claims that net neutrality — which is the standard that is currently in place — would outlaw this practice.
“We can’t let internet providers give people who are willing to pay more money faster speeds on the internet,” Fischer said, paraphrasing his misunderstanding of net neutrality. “We can’t charge people less if they’re willing to accept slower speeds on the internet”: