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If broadband is going to remain a monopoly
If broadband is going to be a monopoly/duopoly, then it should be a regulated utility like electric and natural gas (which are regulated monopolies) and then broadband ISPs should have to answer to state departments of public utilities and have to justify any rate increases and/or caps. I also think they should have to file rates with DPUs. I personally think Internet access is becoming as essential as basic telephone service.
The reason state DPUs were established is to regulate utilities that are natural monopolies by the nature of their business and broadband is becoming a natural monopoly by design. There was a good reason that telephone service had to be regulated by state DPUs and the abuse by broadband ISPs reminds me of the behavior of AT&T and Bell system before the 1984 divestiture.