Net Neutrality visualized with fast food

sato's picture

Burger King | Whopper Neutrality

Kudos to BK for using one of their stores to actually do this too.

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Grothesk's picture

Republicans probably aren't too pleased over this video.  Heh.

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danmanjones's picture

Not the best analogy, or acting. Pay more, get faster access. This is how most ISPs sell access to internet. Net neutrality is something else.

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Grothesk's picture

It is?  How is this different exactly?  A few months ago I paid for how much data I used at a certain rate of speed.

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danmanjones's picture

Exactly. Data caps are beside the point. You pay for how fast you wanna go. That's how internet connection plans work, generally.

Net neutrality is more complex & involves preventing ISPs from throttling traffic to certain destinations. Maybe more like making these people wait longer if they want to eat their burger in the park instead of in the restaurant.

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sato's picture

no that's exactly not how it works. you pay more for faster access - to all sites equally. this is the whole point about net neutrality, that companies will then be able to charge even more for anything you don't want slow.

eg say you pay for your 100mbps plan, $40 a month or whatever, great. except you only get a couple sites at 100mbps, everything else is slowed to 200k. if you want youtube, spiked, your favorite news site, or whatever to also run at the 100mbps rather than 200k, you have to pay extra each month.

of course people won't want to pay the extra each month, so they'll just use the sites that aren't slowed down by the isp's, which will be the sites that can can not to be slowed. this is how the burger analogy is on point - only the whopper is slowed. after a while people will just stop ordering the whopper and choose other menu items that BK profits from better. mcdonald's, colluding with BK does the same thing with their big mac.

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thegent's picture

well said you made even me understand net neutrality

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danmanjones's picture

right, yeah I missed the part where the access was only slowed down for whoppers, not the entire menu.

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Pyranique's picture

You just watched an entire 2 minute 50 second publicity about the Whopper without batting an eye,... Great marketing! This had little little to do about net neutrality and more to do with a hamburger, consisting of a flame grilled 4 oz beef patty, sesame seed bun, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and sliced onion.

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Grothesk's picture
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