Oh. There's usually two to three competing service providers in any given place, usually one cable provider and one DSL provider plus maybe some more localized ISP. The cable companies are all incestuously cooperative, they never really compete with each other so it's as close to monopoly as you can get there. DSL seems to be run along similar lines, and good VDSL service isn't even available in many locations, though Centurylink is trying their best. ISPs also try their very best to trick or force you into buying as much worthless bullshit as possible with your service, require contractual commitments so that you can't easily or cheaply switch away, and provide mediocre to bad service because they know they can get away with it. The internet communications market in America is fucking terrible, to the point of tragedy.>>40315093
Oh, definitely. But given the earlier conversation, I think that the Catholic church would be very involved with corporations, certainly not competitive against them. As you said, they're effectively corporate themselves. They feed on the system, they wouldn't go to blows trying to dismantle it. As such they don't really pose a threat to megacorporations.>>40315131
Eh, orbital space habitation is a thing in some cyberpunk.