You don't understand our new post-captialist economy. In post-capitalism, entrenched special interest have a right to make money and the basic purpose of government is to enact laws that insure profit. That is the law of the land manifest in the DCMA. So, for example, Kurig is using DRM to eliminate competition on refills for their machines.
Post-capitalism also conveniently eliminates pesky constitutional guarantees enforcing the rule of law. Contractual language can now eliminate search warrants and right of privacy when Stingray cellphone technology is used for mass surveillance. Both government and private enterprise benefit in post-capitalism.
Broadband providers have just as much right as any other business to run an entrenched monopolistic enterprise and make vast amounts of money. I fully expect that the current court system will correct the loopholes that threaten their guaranteed profitability, and give them the same protection under the law that other corrupt special interests enjoy in our post-capitalist system.
Why is this so hard to understand? It's obviously the American Way.
This isn't hard to understand that what is going on here is illegal.
What is apparently hard to do is get people to see that, and enforce the fucking laws we have today.
It's funny you use words like "entrenched monopolistic enterprise" without even suspecting what you're describing is illegal. It is. We have laws to protect against monopolies. We don't enforce them. Don't ask me why, I didn't write the damn law even though I know damn well why it exists.
And that IS the crux of the issue here. You don't need lobbyists to lobby for new laws when current government doesn't give a shit about enforcing the current ones. They don't even use a loophole as an excuse. They blatantly ignore the law.
And the new American Way is not only can you not do anything about it, but it's quickly becoming illegal for you to even try, which is why they don't bother enforcing them.
Don't agree with these illegalities and want to scream how it's unconstitutional? Well then, you're more a "terrorist" in the eyes of government, and worthy of their new (unconstitutional) laws to lock you up without due process and throw away the key.
Don't try and convince me this isn't the crux of the issue. It is, and will become very apparent when criminals are using the same defense your government is to break the law. And I'm not talking about the criminals you voted for.