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Why battle for Net neutrality in the US matters globally

At stake could be an Internet where all information is treated equally, promoting openness and free trade; a non-neutral Web benefits a few at the expense of many. 

If the United States loses the fight over Net neutrality with the Internet service providers, the consequences in some cases will be immediate but in all long-run scenarios, dire. Streaming giants such as Netflix could struggle to provide the same level of service at the prices users appreciate.

NET neutrality has been a contentious topic around the world for more than a few years now but the truth of the matter is, it shouldn't be contentious at all. The Internet - though not necessarily intended as such when it was created - has become the true equaliser and must remain that way.