Today, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and 38 other bipartisan cosponsors introduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act(ITFFA). House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the companion bill (Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), H.R. 235) in the House of Representatives last month.
Internet access is increasingly essential, especially as wireless devices and services become even more integrated into our daily lives. Taxes on Internet access would serve as a barrier to broadband adoption and the vital benefits it offers. For the past 17 years, your Internet access has been tax free, which helped lead to the widespread adoption and benefits we enjoy today.
We applaud the Senate’s action, and encourage Congress to move quickly to make Internet access tax free forever.
Young people don’t have the best track record for going to polling places to vote, so it makes sense that nearly half of 18 to 34 year olds think that an online voting system would encourage them to vote. via The Hill
The Telecommunications Act Turns 19
Telecommunications and wireless are constantly evolving, but the Telecom Act was last updated in 1996. It’s time for The Telecom Act to join the 21st century with a #CommActUpdate! via Energy & Commerce Committee