Internet just makes it possible for people to find whistleblowers or activities governments do not revealed. You know, some real truth, as compared to main stream media dribble.
The EASIEST way for governments to initiate net neutrality authority, with minimal public resistance, is to FIRST CREATE A PROBLEM, and then enact restrictions under guise of necessary response.
And that would create a crack. Just a few more well-placed cracks, and the internet, as we know it, comes tumbling down.