In my market there is only Verizon & Comcast for internet service. I have Verizon.
My service went up 40%. I called and they don't care because they are the only game in town. This is gouging, pain and simple. Since the internet has now become a necessity, they can charge whatever they want.
Were is the Consumer Protection Agency. AT one time we had the PUC (Public Utility Commission) now the have disappeared. What's a consumer to do? I suggest that they are working together to fix the market.
Is there anyway a consumer can fight these monopolies? Some day a smaller company will be able to provide these services at a much lower price, if the large companies do not crush them.