If Reed is looking for more fees to tack onto users' bills, Comcast has done the work for him:
BROADCAST TV FEE,
REGIONAL SPORTS FEE,
REGULATORY COST RECOVERY,
FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND,
Taxes & government fees,
STATE & LOCAL EXCISE TAX,
If the website's menu is "substantially similar" to CABLP's menu is Mr. Carulli claiming that a reasonable person would believe that the actual Cinnamon Toast Crunch is, in fact, named after a stripper Criss banged in the 90's?
Politicians always screaming Amazon is a monopoly, but the house version is supported by Amazon exactly because this is the type of thing Amazon can afford to do, while a small e-retailer will go nuts in trying to implement it. This is state sales tax part deux.
FB & Google charge me no more than they did 5 years ago (which is to say, nothing). But the muttonheads in Congress (both parties) want to breakup "big tech" and ignore the real thieves at Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, etc.
Telecom should pay big tech for its content, just like their cable arms pay Disney for its content. Then the the telecoms would be free to slap consumers with beaucoup fees while misrepresenting their advertised rates. So it's a win-win (not so much for the consumers, but screw those guys).
True, content providers (Google, Steam...) create demand for broadband. Arguably, Google could insist adoption of the broadcast model. Comcast pays tv producers $billions for content delivered over NBC & affiliates.