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Net neutrality: what is it and what does it mean?

The Daily Telegraph

   - 'Net neutrality’ is a controversial topic. It means treating everything on the web equally – but is it an ideal that can be achieved?

During Barack Obama’s election campaign, the future president’s use of technology was much documented. But it was one specific policy that won him the hearts and minds of Silicon Valley: he supported the idea of so-called “net neutrality”. Such was the heat surrounding this thorny issue that it made headlines around the world. Obama was not only, so the spin went, a man of the internet age, he even understood the details.