Soon, we’ll see “In order to alleviate these egregious new expenses, we’re going to increase fees.”
Then, “In order to offset the expenses of this new accounting system, we’re going to increase fees.”
In between, there will be data-stream throttling. “We believe most customers only need 19.2baud speeds, so if you need 33.6b, simply pay a bit more…”
Which is going to bring in another new accounting system. Then, following the Big Oil standard, clouds will pass in front of the sun. “In order to offset this extraordinary expense…”
Finally, when they need to pay more lobbyists to get Congress to pass more anti-competition legislation, they’ll increase fees to cover those new kickbacks - er, rebates. “Dear customers, you may have seen the Justice Department claims we’re monopolies, so we must raise fees so you can still enjoy the same fine services without the confusion that true competition offers.”
This is, after all, the Better Mousetrap.
Nowhere to run, baby, nowhere to hide…