Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has asserted that Internet neutrality is "the First Amendment issue of our time," and that is not just political hyperbole. The soapboxes of the 21st Century -- not to mention the printing presses, libraries and political campaigns -- are now accessed via the Internet. That is why the Internet neutrality rules are so important.
The FCC's much-debated Internet neutrality rules are set to go into effect on Nov. 20. This will be a major milestone in the Internet's history. From Day One the Internet has thrived because of its unique open platform that supports endless innovation and robust speech.