Its like you guys need a wahhbulance!
Seriously, it is tivo's decision to use this as a business model, other isps dont "have the right" to provide content, again that it is tivos business decision to make.
They obviously saw a tangible business benefit for them to go through telecom. And really you can say its not anti telecom, but in reality that is pretty much what it comes down to.
I have had experience with a number of ISPs now and I have to say that Telecom has moved up to the top of my list in recent years, you just need to drop the baggage