My Ipod wanted you to know about the american radio works podcast called imperial washington on how google fought the good fight for net neutrality for us little guys. Hiring lobbyists to go up against the lobbyists for the big telecoms companies (who own the infrastructure). They had to form an alliance with the christian coalition. It also appears that lobbying got it’s start during the Grant administration in the late 1800’s. It said president grant’s wife didn’t care too much for his drinking so he would go to the Willard Hotel across the street. It became known around washington that if you wanted access to the president you had to hang out in the “lobby” of the Willard where he liked to drink.