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912 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by mrobvious

Are electric companies monopolies?
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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/04 - 12:37:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
In a lot of ways, they very much are. It's retarded.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/04 - 1:06:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
depends upon where you live, you can receive it from many different companies in some countries (UK as an example).

however, in others, like the country where I live, it is very much a monopoly, as there is only one provider.

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/04 - 3:47:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
But they're excluded from monopoly laws, so legaly, no
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/18/04 - 4:13:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Neon said it.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 5:16:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
TVA is.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 5:30:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Some are.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/27/04 - 8:43:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess so, I mean, we don't have a choice who we get our power from,at least not here.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/28/04 - 1:03:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Mail service is
18 yrs ago - Saturday 5/29/04 - 6:35:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
in ontario there are a couple providers
18 yrs ago - Saturday 5/29/04 - 6:40:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, now that you mention it...
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/29/04 - 1:08:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why are electricity companies excluded from monopoly laws? What's the reasoning behind it?
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/29/04 - 1:19:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
DUH
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 9/9/04 - 5:21:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can generate your own and sell it back to them if you have extra... haha!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 9/9/04 - 5:24:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's laws that prevent them from totally becoming monopolies for which they have to allow some of their resources to be used by third parties wanting to start a business. Or is that telephone companies?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/8/04 - 10:35:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
They are becoming monopolies, my bill has gone up twice this year... Its insanely high, and there isnt another company I could go to within 250 miles.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/8/04 - 10:41:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
They are. We were never charged monthly for the power lines that feed electricity to our house, now we are. We could change companies, but it would make no difference; we're still charged a fee for the lines. How this is not considered a monopoly, I don't know.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 9:10:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but (at least where I live) the prices are pretty reasonable and I don't really think they'd change much if competition was introduced.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 9:13:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on where you live. Many companies are now competing with each other. In my area I have 3 or 4 choice as to who I buy electricity from. The delivery system (poles) may be a monopoly, but I don't see how you're going to avoid that in a sensible way.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/30/04 - 7:24:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
where i live yes
good ol BC Hyrdo
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/30/04 - 7:33:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well we have no choice where I live, there is only one provider.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 2:17:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
i haven't looked into it in my city.



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