05/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Deal With Net Neutrality

I haven't had much luck explaining what that is, but for a good summary, check out Net neutrality laws lie in FCC hands:

Strip away the technical jargon and this name-calling brawl is about whether people have the right to talk to one another, write to one another and organize politically without the interference of large corporations.

In the net neutrality debate, both sides have good points. Problem is that the opponents of net neutrality have enlisted influence peddlers who make a lot more money prolonging the argument, and creating fake or "astroturf" sites. It would be good if big telecoms listened to their own people who believe in working with others.