Make Your Net Neutrality Concerns Relatable
I’m not American but my dad asked why I was getting wound up so I found an angle that he’d understand.
He has the Sky Sports app. Now you may shrug and say ‘so what?’ Well, when I told him that if net neutrality was killed then it sets a precedent to the rest of the world and that he would find himself being charged an extra fiver a month ON TOP of what he already pays to have the Internet for that app. I asked if he had the Facebook app. He does. I told him that would be another fiver. Already he would be paying an extra tenner month and that’s not even talking about YouTube and other sites.
I told him that he’d see slower load times depending on what internet provider he was with.
At that point he understood why I was getting worked up. He already pays quite a bit of money for the Internet, telling him he’d pay extra for something he already gets at a fixed price was the angle.
I mean this in the nicest way possible: If I can get my dad, who really isn’t up to speed with things that are causing concern to people, to understand the danger of losing net neutrality, then you can find a way to make net neutrality relatable to people who seem indifferent.