An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday’s ruling was the result of intense lobbying and numerous astroturfing campaigns. Search Google for Net Neutrality and you’re likely to see paid advertisements for groups that claim to represent the interests of consumers. Search for ‘net neutrality astroturfing’ and you’ll find links to writers and organizations who have outed ‘consumer advocacy’ groups staffed and funded by the wireless and broadband carriers. Just this morning we received a heads up about a group called MyWireless.org. They bill themselves as ‘a nonpartisan non-profit advocacy organization, made up of wireless consumers, businesses and community leaders from around the country, supporting reasonable pro-consumer wireless policies.’ It turns out this group shares a Washington DC office address with CTIA, the international trade group of the telecommunication industry.