The repeal of net neutrality was done (in part) by declassifying ISPs as title II common carriers. As I understand it, being a title II common carrier implies being treated like a utility under a government regulatory body.
I've been told that this offers monopoly protections for ISPs, since they aren't operating with complete autonomy. In many areas, people have one choice for ISPs. As a utility, that's almost expected (I didn't have a choice with my water provider either), but as a typical company, that's arguably a monopoly. I've also been told that if net neutrality is dismantled, and ISPs are declassified as common carriers, that this removes these protections.
Is this true? Does the repeal of net neutrality remove monopoly protections from ISPs?