I agree with you, but it won't happen. As much as folks in America complain they still use the service which in these times most communications are now being done online. I live in west Texas and don't have much options but ATT or TWC. At the sametime I am sure some folks in rural America either has one or no options. But I hear you that if we all spoke with our check books they would realize who is really in control. I am currently working in Afghanistan as a contractor and we have 128Kbs out here ranging from $35US-$100US. It's satellite and it sux, but I am sure if we all used satellite in US the Telco and Cable companies would scratch their heads wondering why? So many disadvantages of course using satellite but it would send a message.............I hope.