We narrowly averted destruction of the one principle which makes internet the free medium as we know it - Network Neutrality. Read who mounted an all out attack against it, and for what reason here.
Imagine that you are a budding politician running for office. Election is coming up. You need to run a campaign. The smallest campaign for simplest political office costs around a million dollars or more. What are you going to do ? You are going to spend that money... Otherwise, no one will hear your name, no one will hear what you are saying about issues, and actually even the ones who know you will think that you don't have a chance to win. This or that way, you are going to spend that money .... But how ?