a reply to: nwtrucker
I’ll answer it for you Trucker. The ISPs purposely divide territory between them so that there is no overlap, meaning no competition. In addition,
taxpayers spent over 400 billion to pay for the infrastructure they use to maintain their monopolies. It would be nearly impossible for a start-up to
In fact, since these ISPs are starting to own their own streaming services, they can use the fact they own the pipelines to legally shut off access to
or throttle other streaming services unless both the customer and the provider pay a fee. This chastises the competition.
What if electric companies not only charged someone for the electricity they used at a going rate, but shut the electric supply off to various
appliances in the house such as washing machines, televisions, or computers unless the customer paid an additional fee per appliance on top of the
electric bill and the company that owned the appliance paid a fee as well. Not only that, each company would have to pay a fee to every different
electric company to ensure that all customers could use their appliance.
If a new company comes along that invents something like a new kind of coffee maker, for example, they would not be able to afford the fees the
multiple electric companies would require to allow customers to use their product and would go out of business before they even got started.
What if the electric company also owned a brand of coffee maker? They could legally shut down electricity access to all other coffee makers.
In addition to this, what if the electric companies offered a shoddy, unreliable “standard” electric package at the normal price and did allow all
appliances to connect, but there were periodic outages and sometimes not even enough electricity to run everything in the household.
You would have to pay a subscription fee for every appliance you owned in order to use each and every one.
Some people might not even be able to afford to pay the monthly subscription fee for a computer, television, and fridge on top of their power bill.
Is this beneficial to humanity? Shouldn’t the customer get what he or she paid for (their electricity) without having to pay twice?
To make this scenario more realistic, what if the very taxpayers that are being screwed over are the ones who paid for the power plants those electric
companies use to provide power?
edit on 15amFri, 15 Dec 2017 01:35:32 -0600kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)