You have probably heard about “net neutrality”. Summed up, your internet provider has the ability to make access to some resources faster or slower – as they like. Meaning, a corporation could partner with a provider to make their content delivery go faster. And based on their political slant, they could make access to other resources painfully slow. They could offer you package deals like this:

“Oh, you want unlimited access to Facebook? No problem! The first GB is free, the rest are at a reduced speed. UNLESS – you upgrade to our Pepsi plan which gives you fast access to all of Facebook forever. But your Twitter might go slow…”

As a school we do our best to break down problems with analogies. An analogy being an explanation of a topic that you have no exposure to by comparing it to a topic that you can relate to.

A similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump. -dictionary.com

BurgerKing has recently made a great analogy for “net neutrality”. Enjoy.

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