Net neutrality, the principle that all data flowing over the internet is treated equally, sounds like a rather dry and technical subject. But, it is important.
Net neutrality is the reason why the internet is such fertile ground for innovation – anyone with a good idea can compete, on merit, and overturn an established player. It lets little news outlets go toe to toe with the big boys, which is important for our democracy.
Ending net neutrality would mean that big companies and media organisations would be able to pay a fee in order to secure their dominant position and to squeeze out competition – meaning fewer voices, higher prices and worse services for you.
While this is ostensibly a US problem, when the US sneezes the rest of the world gets a cold, and the internet is global.