This rumored Google/Verizon deal is important to the future of net neutrality. I think this article does a nice job of explaining the situation - although I think the bit about Verizon “teaching” Google about how to maintain a monopoly is a bit heavy-handed. I do agree with the idea that this deal probably has a lot more to do with net neutrality on the mobile web than on your computer, but is still a very dangerous precedent. I’m usually a Google Kool-Aid drinker, but this seems to have the potential to be a very evil step.
You can sign a petition telling Google not to be evil here.
(Thanks to Amber, for the heads up)