Well, my objection was on the grounds that you wanted intervention from the government because the actions of these companies where monopolistic. When the government acts against a monopoly is because its actions prevent others from entering/staying in the market. Even if the acts of the monopoly are beneficial to customers, is still illegal to use your monopolistic position to prevent market competition. FCC has authority on local market monopolies but I don't think that applies here. When the FCC recommended a la carte to Congress, after it had opposed it under M. Powell, it clearly said that they would not impose a new business model on the companies. Rather, it would put in effect more restrictive regulations on the basic packages. So the intervention was based on decency standards rather than economics for the customer or making more choices available. E* therefore created preventively a Family Pack that probably meets the requirements of any future FCC regulation.