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John Oliver delivers the clearest, most hilarious explanation of net neutrality you’ll see


"Net neutrality," says John Oliver. "The only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are 'featuring Sting.'"

At least he went into it with his eyes open. Over the next 13 minutes, Oliver offers perhaps the clearest, and definitely the funniest, explanation of net neutrality — and why it's so endangered, in this clip from a June 2014 episode of Last Week Tonight. It's worth watching, particularly in light of the FCC's February 26 vote to approve its strongest net neutrality rules yet.

For more on net neutrality, read Vox's card stack. And for more on the fast lane/slow lane issues that Oliver explains so enjoyably read Tim Lee's excellent feature on the subject.