Ultimatums don't work
As long as the FCC is ruling for the cable and teclo monopoly and those companies have fingers in politician's pockets, they have nothing to worry about. They may lose a battle here or there, but the war will be won with the tactics they are currently employing. The only chance citizens have is a shift in policy by the government and the FCC regarding the way they collect and report broadband penetration, as well as who is favored in the ongoing battle, the citizens or the corporations. Not to be political, but judging by the current administration, I'd say we'll be waiting until at least 2008 to see any of this change.