Cry me a river.
Um, yeah. I don't have a massive amount of sympathy for the cable companies.
My interpretation of Michael Powell's complaint is:
"We thought we had the regulatory environment nicely sewn up into a cozy little cartel with our bought-and-paid for legislators and huge barriers to entry that ensured we were the only game in town, and now this new Chair of the FCC has come along and is messing up all our carefully-constructed oligopoly. Who does he think he is, the horrible little man? Does anyone know if he's amenable to some carefully-deniable 'campaign contributions'?? If not, what sort of Federal employee IS HE???"