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16th November 2014

Net neutrality explained in simple terms

Net neutrality is hugely important to the future of the Internet. Without it, many online freedoms we take for granted will be under threat, while new startups will find it more difficult to establish a presence. For decades, net neutrality has provided a level playing field where anyone has the opportunity to succeed – regardless of wealth – allowing the free flow of ideas and information. But major telecoms, lobbyist groups and politicians are now seeking to change that by introducing a two-tier system in which the largest corporations would get to pick winners and losers. In this interview with CNN, Senator Al Franken explains in simple terms how Ted Cruz's comparison of net neutrality as "Obamacare for the Internet" is completely wrong.

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