Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding House Passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act
“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte, Congresswoman Eshoo, and the House of Representatives on today’s strong, bipartisan approval of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR. 3086). With the current ITFA tax moratorium expiring November 1, a failure to extend before Congress recesses in September will risk driving up the cost of Internet connectivity for tens of millions of American consumers and businesses.
“Keeping Internet access free from state and local taxes has been a fundamental principle since the Internet was introduced to American consumers. Reversing this course which has sparked such tremendous economic growth and numerous other benefits would be a tragic mistake. We urge the Senate to quickly take up and pass in July this important, bipartisan legislation so that American consumers and businesses will continue to be protected from any additional taxes and fees that could raise the price of Internet access and slow the rapid adoption of broadband services.”
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