1: Radio emerges. Some stations broadcast on the same wavelength.
2: Create the FCC to keep the airwaves “clean.”
3: FCC creates broadcast monopolies within each local market, hurting consumers and benefiting established broadcasters.
4: FCC institutes sweeping censorship laws retarding the growth of art and prevents wholesale any political discourse.
5: Television emerges to challenge radio.
6: FCC licenses, monopolizes, and censors television. For decades, only three major networks exist.
7: Cable companies emerge to challenge existing broadcast monopolies, offering a much wider variety of programing direct to consumers.
8: The government grants cable companies a total monopoly in each local market, hurting consumers and benefiting established cable providers.
9: The internet emerges, challenging existing media monopolies and offering an untold amount of variety and information
10: Some ISPs (many of which are cable companies) throttle high-bandwidth traffic and content that competes with their own.
11: Defying convention and 100 years of history, the FCC steps in and creates net neutrality rules, saving the day and making the internet a better place for everyone, with no added expense or consequence. Netflix streams flawlessly.
Everybody likes surprises. Too bad we never get any.