Poor babies... NOT. Our local tv/telco/ISP lets us use a 3rd modem for the broadband only, but not if you go with VOIP or the TV box. I'm really wondering how much of this is pure BS as I would think that VOIP would meet some industry standard. Same for the TV. Remember when all the TV suddenly came out as "cable ready"... and they worked until some cable giant decided to use some format/menuing system and one had to get their box.
Screw the users for all their worth, suck up any competition.. mega-corps = max profit!!!! BAH!!!!