Analogue to Genachowski
This is exactly why chairmen like Genachowski are so utterly useless. Lobbyists from companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are paid millions to make sure the FCC's leader understands his financial security and career depends largely on his performance evaluation by the incumbents.
This is why AT&T can implement caps without fear of reprisal. They know their lobbyists have Genachowski under their thumbs. The lobbyists tell the CEOs the FCC chairman's under control, and the CEOs signal the go-ahead to caps and overages.
It's ridiculous how corrupt this process is.