Background: Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that would permanently ban state and local taxes on Internet access.
The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:
“With today’s vote, American consumers will never again face the threat of new onerous taxes on their broadband bill. The bipartisan legislation, when signed into law, will protect millions of Americans from discriminatory taxes on Internet access and encourage further innovation, investment, and increased broadband adoption. We commend Senators Thune, Wyden, Hatch and Majority Leader McConnell for their leadership on this bill making the tax ban permanent, avoiding the need for periodic renewals.”
USTelecom is the nation’s premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to both urban and rural markets.