To play devil's advocate, why should high-bandwidth services like Netflix not cost extra, especially when the infrastructure is overburdened like where I live in the middle of nowhere? If the service is so expensive, why can that not spur competition like Starlink? It's easy to say, "let the government make regulations," but the result is always either corporate lobbyists pushing for regulatory capture, or bureaucratic morass preventing the emergence of competition. Just look at what happened when the government regulated the meatpacking industry. The appeal was to consumer safety, but the result was a literal cartel of megacorps with massive supply chain vulnerabilities when COVID hit, and small farmers are stuck with bureaucracy and massive costs.
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