The two largest companies in e-commerce, eBay and Amazon, have pooled their might with that of Google and Facebook, among others, in a new group which aims to get the online community's voice heard in America's corridors of power.
The lobbying group says its main aim will be to demonstrate the huge effects their businesses have on the making of policies, and how they are implemented.
To be known as the Internet Association, the group will be officially launched in September, Reuters news agency said.
A veteran Washington lobbyist, Michael Beckerman, has been appointed to head the group.
He told news website Tgdaily.com: "The Internet isn't just Silicon Valley anymore, the internet has moved to Main Street.
"Our top priority is to ensure that elected leaders in Washington understand the profound impacts on the Internet and Internet companies on jobs, economic growth, and freedom."
Tgdaily's Emma Woollacott commented: "A unified lobbying group makes sense, considering the major Internet companies that are allegedly involved in the effort spend a significant amount of money on federal lobbying."
eBay and Amazon, along with Google and Facebook, have all dramatically increased their spending on lobbying, with the four committing an estimated £3.8million to getting their views across to politicians and their advisers in the second quarter of 2012 alone, according to Reuters.