What is Net Neutrality, and why should I care?

Mad Mike from NonPCGeeks asks the question about what is Net Neutrality and then answers why you should really care. Here’s an excerpt:

Well, this is a good question, and (like all politically heated questions) it depends a lot on who you ask. To some people, Net Neutrality means that companies that provide internet connectivity (both your local ISP and the big backbone telcos) will treat every packet flowing through their lines the same, no matter what the content, be it game data, bittorrent, streaming video, VOIP, forum posts, or standard browsing. To other people, Net Neutrality means that packets will be given equal access on the network, no matter who the provider is (for example, the ISP won’t block Yahoo but will block Google.)