Saboth wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 19:04:
Utilities are regulated because they are necessities and vital. You need water, heat, gas, etc. You do not need Facebook or Google. The internet on the other hand...yes, that's another necessity to modern life. Yet the GOP doesn't think that should be regulated like a utility.
Well, to make the internet useful and useable, you need search engines. So Google and the others are a necessity. The reason utilities are either government owned or heavily regulated is because they are both necessary and monopolies. Google is not a monopoly and switching costs are low so there's no need as of now.
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