Slate.com argues why the idea of ‘net neutrality’ matters to you. Currently an obsession in Washington, “net neutrality” centers on the debate on whether consumers should be able to reach all internet content equally, or should content providers be allowed to discriminate amongst users if they can make more money that way. For example, should access to Yahoo be easier and Google mail harder depending on provider preferences? As of now, the Bells and cable firms have stated that they won’t outright block any websites. However, they propose that they should be able to tier bandwidth for their personal services, giving preferred access to users who pay for “priority” service. The author of the piece, Adam L. Penenberg, argues that one of the main reasons that the idea of “net neutrality” is so important is because it impinges on a vast number of businesses. He argues that basic networks should serve the public interest without discrimination, because they can serve as a catalyst for many industries and much economic growth…