Fiber Utopia Wait, I though Fiber to the Home was where we all needed to go?
As triple play services, Verizon's FTTH, AT&T's VDSL and Cable aren't meant to be substantially different. To be a player, you must have a video product. It has been substantially easier for the Cablecos to offer phone than for Verizon, et al. to offer Video. Margins are razor thin and it isn't getting easier in the retrans wars (Aereo may help).
Most Cablecos are extremely satisified with their phone product. I doubt you'd find the same in telcoland with video. IPTV has been notoriously difficult and expensive to deploy.
Between paying for their FTTH network and paying for video rights,
expect more of these increases.