Let me introduce you to Europe, which has local loop unbundling, which is a fantastic way to create competition by reducing the cost of market entry because you don't have to build near as many wires, if any. Also let me introduce you to the internet service anti-competitive laws around the US pushed by concern-troll Republican lobbying bullshit-artists ALEC.
Enough of being nice, though. Fuck anyone who brings up these arguments. This shit is past getting old, it already is old. The market forces that drove the situation that US internet access is in is well-understood:
1) Forced monopolies because the telcos literally divided up the country with tacit non-compete clauses
2) Claim building in a competitor's area is too expensive -- because they made sure of that; see #3
3) Drove up the cost to market entry by lobbying for laws to benefit them and harm area-entrants -- pole access, deny municipal entrants with random bullshit laws country-wide -- you're saying I can't expand my internet service outside my electrical service footprint as an electrical utility why, exactly? -- and make over-building a possibility (hello local loop unbundling)
4) Got politicians to repeat their bullshit "there's plenty broadband competition; T-Mobile's LTE competes with Comcast's wireline!"
5) Drove service costs to near-zero to get more money
6) Profited the fuck off customers by creating natural, basically-government-protected monopolies -- see #1-4