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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. 

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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.

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