Net Neutrality is crucial for innovation and free market competition and just plain fairness. This is the "equal speed" side of the problem. High speed, and even higher speed, isn't the true important problem. IMHO, Net Neutrality is important, but is really a RED HERRING.
The other, more important, side of the problem, that the huge monopoly ISP's are even more interested in, may actually make them willing to cave in on Net Neutrality: Metered Billing. Capping and metering internet usage is the true pot of gold for the big ISP's. Internet service is already the single highest profit product the monopoly cable systems sell--by far--but you ain't seen nothin' yet:
Allowing them to charge by the Gigabyte (which is totally unjustified) is their ultimate goal and their publicly stated plan. Multiple credible studies, around the world, have shown that the incremental cost of delivering a gigabit of data is almost nothing--nearly unmeasurable. The monopoly cable systems have published (but in Comcast's case "suspended") billing plans for metered internet service that would net them unbelievable and unwarranted profits.
It's not hyperbole to say that these billing plans would make Comcast and the few others, the most profitable companies in the world. Profit margins of 200%, 300%, 400% and more. For a monopoly.
The "cable industry" has projected that internet billing will average $200 per month per household in the next 3-5 years. This is, in my opinion, an equally dangerous situation for the American consumer, for freedom of information, for fair market competition and more. Because of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, Comcast and the others will be far too powerful. They must be stopped.