The FCC apparently still wants to abolish net neutrality on December 14th, 2017. If the US is affected, other countries may follow their poor example and start doing the same thing.
What is net neutrality?
Means equality of data transmitted over the internet.
What happen if net neutrality goes?
It means that companies can throttle websites and if the big companies pay: it means they will get accelerated speeds. This means Skype, Netflix etc. could pay big money in order to make themselves faster than equivalents. This will be a huge loss to decentralised networks and non-profit organisations. Of course, there will be niche providers who will pop up probably but net neutrality won't be a thing to most ISPs.
, what's your view?
My view is that all data transmitted on the Internet should be equal. As a supporter of decentralised networks and the like I am strongly in favour of net neutrality, and especially don't want it to be abolished elsewhere as the result of the USA's pathetic actions.
Why should I care? For all I know, I'm not in the US.
Well, many sites that are hosted in the US will get affected. This includes Discord, MMM, Github, and many more. How will they get affected? Your traffic to them will be in the slow lane.