Vox: Conservatives love the internet. They don't just love using it, they also love to point to it as an example of the power of free markets. And they're right. The internet has had a remarkable 20-year run of rapid innovation with minimal government regulation.
That was possible because the internet has a different structure than other communications networks. Most networks, like the 20th century telephone market, are natural monopolies requiring close government supervision. But the internet is organized in a way that allows markets, rather than monopolists or government regulators, to set prices.