So what is the answer? Just give up completely and let our corporate overlords have their way with us? I don't trust Comcast, Time-Warner or any of them as far as I can spit a dead rat. At least with a politician in the middle there is some visibility into what's going on and the (however small) opportunity to fire the asshole. How do you think it'll go for you trying to get Comcast's board to listen to you? Likelihood that anything will ever be done about anything, ever? Thought so.