If I started a campaign to get the government to lock satellite TV charges in place (as they go up every single year) and claimed that increases were "hurting Canadian families", everyone would think I was stark raving mad. Why the difference?
The difference as I see it is that satellite TV has not penetrated so thoroughly into the infrastructure of living.
Although TV serves many functions, the Internet is becoming the commercial and social center of people's existence. It's moving into an area people instinctively see as a "right" versus a privilege. So any limitations on it feel more invasive and oppresive.