What would happen if the Internet became like cable TV? If the Internet service providers decided which websites were available to you and which weren’t? That possibility is not so far-fetched, according to Tim Wu, Columbia Law Professor and candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York. That’s why Wu established the concept of “net neutrality,” to define the Internet as an open space and to defend that openness doggedly.

“The Internet is a constant place where people have opportunity,” Wu explains in this video from the Bernard L. Schwartz Center. To keep it that way will take a lot of work.