I confess that I don't actually know how the internet works. There appears to be a network of computers that are interconnected. In order to get access to this interconnected network I have to go through an Internet Provider who charges me for access. Could it be possible to access the internet without going through Vodafone, EE, O2 or any of the others?
Tesla had a vision of free electrical power for everyone. Once his backers realised that he could deprive them of the income from charging for electric they pulled the plug(?). Has the same thing happened with the internet?