Telcos have certainly squeezed the CLEC's and definitely squeeze the ISP world. Don't feel bad, telcos are so powerful that even Microsoft has to buckle under.
Need any more proof that the nation’s four largest wireless carriers - AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile - have too much control over the airwaves, what phones you can use and what applications you can run on them?
Microsoft, Google and Apple all block VOIP apps in their online marketplaces where users can make calls via data instead of using minutes. We need an open access network.