The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly voted to permanently ban Internet Access Taxes. The prohibition was included in a larger customs bill that passed with a vote of 75-20. Now, the bill and the internet access tax ban will be sent to President Obama for his signature.
The Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act ensures that Americans’ internet access will never be taxed by state or local governments. Since 1998 the ban has been reauthorized over half-a-dozen times.
By voting today to permanently ban internet access taxes, Congress has ensured that Americans all around the country can have access to broadband internet without a fear of burdensome prices.