would have imposed this price increase if it were genuinely concerned that OEMs might shift their business to another vendor of operating systems or hasten the development of viable alternatives to Windows 2. Getting to know your state regulatory commission Go to or some other standard search engine and type "public utility commissions" in the search box. Find the utilities commission for the state where you reside (or another state if you cannot find the Web site for your state commission). What industries does the state commission regulate? How many specific firms are registered or regulated? List the names of 10 such specific firms. Why are these and the other firms regulated? 2
The Missouri Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned telephone, electric, natural gas, steam, water, and sewer utilities in the state of Missouri. Manufacturers and retail dealers who sell new and used manufactured homes and modular units are also regulated by the commission. The Missouri Public Utility Commission has 115 members. The following ten firms are members: (1) Kansas City Power and Light (2) Dogwood Energy LLC (3) Seiler Instrument Company (4) Midland GIS Solutions (5) Rkneal (6) Sega Inc (7) Shelton Construction (8) Dean Power Systems (9) AHM Financial Group (10) Second Sight Systems. The Public
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