Burger King might seem like an unlikely source for a pretty darn good net neutrality explainer, but their new video is just that.
In “Whopper Neutrality,” a Burger King rolls out a change in Whopper prices that gets customers pretty pissed. If they want their burgers immediately, they’ll have to pay more money; if they pay the basic Whopper price, they’ll have to wait.
“Whopper neutrality was repealed,” explains a restaurant worker. “They voted on it.”
The restaurant charges Whoppers in tiers of “MBPS,” or “Making Burgers Per Second,” with fast lanes and slow lanes.
“My god! This is the worst thing I’ve ever heard of!” a distraught customer yells.
The video is intended to educate patrons and viewers about the FCC’s decision in December to repeal net neutrality. Thanks to that vote, internet providers will now be able to charge customers and companies more for faster access to certain websites.
Many opposed this ruling, as does Burger King, it seems. The video drives users to a Change.org/SavetheNet. And in the video’s description, it writes:
“The Burger King brand believes the Internet should be like the Whopper sandwich: the same for everyone.”
from Mashable! http://on.mash.to/2DHJbps