That's not even a valid comparison, we have labor laws in place that allow so many breaks per eight hour shift. The work place is regulated. The broadband industry is not regulated. If you were his manager, you would be investigated by the Labor Board if you did this.
"We will evaluate these integrals rigorously if we can, and non-rigorously if we must".
---Victor Moll, invited talk, Tom Osler Fest (April 17, 2010)