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I agree, way too many regulations. There are a lot of things I could do to make money too, but the damn government regulations are preventing me from really screwing those senile widows out of their retirement savings the way I really would like to.
Keep in mind that is shared bandwidth. However many cable MSO's are giving serious consideration to fiber to the home. I would expect you to see more and more of it in the US, however it will probably be in more upscale areas. Business class data is also a big driver.