State energy officials said consumers could actually pay less because of the move.
As a result, consumers pay more for food, energy and other products.
But should consumers pay more for one type than another?
Consumers pay little or nothing for services, so they give no attention to prices.
Consumers pay another $10 billion or so in higher food prices.
It also means that consumers pay far too much for food here.
Now, when this article comes into force, consumers will actually pay more.
Consumers will probably be paying more, though they don't always need to.
The service will be a free addition to what consumers already pay for access to the Internet through some of these companies.
Instead of the flat rate, consumers pay according to how much water they use.