Brilliant plan: Piss off the Government.
Government says it's considering reclassifying internet as a Title 2 Public Utility.
You respond by saying you're "pausing" your fibre plans unless the Government stops that process, claiming "it's too expensive".
Government calls your bluff & demands proof of your claims of expense.
You refuse to comply, claiming it's none of their business.
Kiss that DirectTV merger goodbye, and prepare for the Government to go full steam ahead with that reclassification.
Pissing off the regulators in charge of deciding your future is a GREAT way to shoot yourselves in the head.