Question by MthrNatures_Son: Why are some companies allowed regional monopolies?
I also am referring to near monopolies. Take the regional freight trains. Electric, phone, cable, gas companies. I’m sure their are others.
I’ve been in situations where companies like Time Warner Cable and Comcast will divide a region up so they are monopolies for as little as a few city block in NYC. Then they have more control over pricing with less competition available to the consumer.
Please forgive my inability to articulate this question well, I’m just wondering why we allow near monopolies to exist when they usually are bad for the consumer.
Answer by Victor Nielsen Media Research
Are there other rating companies?