To use a /.-mandatory car analogy, make automobiles mandatory to go the the doctor's office, and you'll find unmaintained cars breaking down in the middle of the road all over, because the car hasn't been made that doesn't need tire replacement, oil-and-filter changes, and other periodic maintenance.
This isn't about making cars mandatory, it's about getting the government to build and maintain a road that goes to your house. You don't have to own a car but even if you don't the government will still maintain that road to your house. This is because at some point we all decided to use tax dollars to ensure that everyone who wants to own a car has the means to use it.
Same thing with the electricity, water, telephone. You aren't required to make use of it but government will ensure that you can make use of it at any time should you desire, and they will ensure that you don't get price gouged for living in a rural area or for using a non-Bell phone.
The days when Internet was a magical voodoo totem of the privileged few are far behind us. Millions of Americans are hooked on fast, always-on Internet access just as much as they have come to rely on telephones. It's time to stop pretending that net providers are justified in dragging their feet to roll out new service and then charging everyone an extra $15/month for it.