I've been thinking about this thread and I recalled a TVA corporate management retreat I attended about 16 years ago, which was led by a Harvard professor. In it he posited the idea of the 'bundling' of services in the future where we'd all be getting our phone, TV, and utilities service from a single provider who could customize things to our specific needs. He mentioned the internet being part of it too but at the time it still was virtually all Compuserve, AOL, and the other subscriber services. Many in the room were skeptical of the proposition, but he made sense in his ensuing 4 hours of lecture and interaction with us, and in the end most of us left thinking he might be right.
And look where we are today. I forget his name but the man was indeed prescient.