Expect more innovative services to take over like highspeed wireless connections.
Far cheaper to put up than cables underground but so far it's not been worth it because of the price protection providers had.
That's what you get when the government prevents a free market economy: stunted innovation.
Cable already is a monopoly and has been for years. Have prices exploded there?
I know here at least cable prices haven't gone up because there's stiff competition from DSL services. Of course cable performance is poor and the service cable companies offer is terrible because they KNOW their customers have no choice (wrong in case of internet access, but true in case of television/radio service where they hold a government granted monopoly in their area of operations).