Honest problems, dishonest gain.
Even if there are honest problems with a specific law or regulation, the way the ISPs are pushing the arguments seems disingenuous.
I've never seen anyone say "our peering network requires packet inspection" or "We need to charge Google/Facebook for the network traffic, and they pay to low". Which would suggest actual non-payment to ISPs/backhaul firms from Netflix and Youtube etc.
But instead, they argue "innovation" and "competition" for inspecting the packets of *consumers* to know not where or how much bandwidth (the actual cost and service from the ISP) but *who* and *why* they are using the internet to charge them for services *other companies are providing*.
I cannot see any company getting away with that. Use a particular brand of coffee? Suddenly it "costs extra to provide petrol for coffee transportation across our consumers Ford Pickup Trucks!" Well your car manufacture is going to charge you double for your "gas"! Yes, that sounds ludicrous, but is "innovative" in business, right? That is what the ISPs wish to do. You already purchased the truck, the road tax and the gas... now they want to charge you extra because they realised Starbucks makes so much cash, and they want "in" on it anyway they can. If they spot you drinking coffee, they turn up with "packet inspecting" base ball bats and Samuel L Jackson. ;)
I hope they destroy their business practices either way after this extremely dishonest attack they have made.