Re: *regulations are designed to protect local carrier revenues*
As long as capitalism is basically rent-seeking in practice, all over the board, this is unlikely to change. You get dirupted dinosaurs screaming for the money they're due, and legislation that makes sure
they get it it's against the law not to pay them. You're welcome to file a bug report for the system if you wish, the first one goes straight to /dev/null; subsequent ones to the relevant "peace-keeping" authorities.