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The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time

Dec 20, 2010, 19:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Franken)

"This Tuesday is an important day in the fight to save the Internet.

"As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.

"This principle is called "net neutrality" -- and it's under attack. Internet service giants like Comcast and Verizon want to offer premium and privileged access to the Internet for corporations who can afford to pay for it."

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