Video: Here's your Net neutrality 101 explainer

If you ever get asked to explain what Net neutrality is and why it's important, you can direct your questioner to this video

Amazing but true: The topic of Net neutrality is a popular one on the Internet. Call it self interest, as people who use the Internet have a stake in the Net neutrality debate whether they realize it or not. But it's perhaps not the easiest thing to explain without getting riled up and/or lost in arcane legalese and tech-ese. Thankfully, the video below provides an easy-to-understand summation of the issue.

OK, maybe the pipes analogy hews a little too close to Senator Ted Stevens' infamous "the Internet is a series of tubes" line, but that aside, the metaphor and the visuals provide a good illustration of what's being debated.

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