Edit: I mean like, how is it *supposed* to work – not counting whatever went wrong recently in Texas.
I mean, each “provider” doesn’t have its own wires running to each subscriber, right?
So what exactly does a provider do? Just some fancy accounting?
Does each provider have their own power plants, or are they just buying power from existing power plants?
Does a provider necessarily own any of the infrastructure at all? (power plants, transformers, poles, wires, etc).