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That foggy concept has become in practice regulating the internet as a public utility, which the Obama Administration did in 2015.
The Californian plan was supported by construction groups, solar manufacturers and public utilities, and opposed by no-one in industry.
Spencer said GoDaddy's actions raise questions about freedom of speech on the Internet, which was designed as a public utility and isn't owned by any group or company.
Unions are worried that workers are losing purchasing power amid high inflation and a broad increase in public utility rates, part of the government’s efforts to decrease spending by slashing subsidies.
Utilities are things, physical networks, that public utility commissions regulate: electric, gas, communications, water, and wastewater, mostly.
Projects come from public utilities, transportation, leisure, public safety or general government.
In addition, the lawsuit says the company charges undisclosed monthly service fees, which public utilities like ComEd do not.
Let’s declare it a public utility and regulate it like electricity or phone service.
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PUBLIC UTILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of public utility for English Language Learners
: a company (such as an electric company) that provides a public service and must follow special rules made by the government
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