If a million people told the government not to do X and they did it anyway, there's a chance of consequences.
Only at election time, but those chances of anything changing are extremely small.
At the present time Comcast tells the government not to do X, and in such a case, if the government does not comply, you will see new people on the ballot. The company is buying a service, and they expect a return on that investment. 95% of the politicians will be reelected, and between elections, the public will cry about how much they hate their corrupt politicians, and then vote for them again. It's like a domestic dispute in the trailer park. After the cops leave, the couple are fucking like rabbits.