There is mafias and there is MNVOs.
US Carrier companies can take advantage of the dumb US consumer because the US consumer will believe anything they say to them. Something to be said about organized corporate world or Mafia (as I call them) yes all four main carriers.
I just hope the MNVO's sprouting heat up the competition enough to bring the prices down.
They're a monopoly and they know it. They have also cornered the wireline industry. Therefore, we have to sit and wait as a nation for them to deem it profitable again, before we can access decent developed world speeds, at a decent price.