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House Approves Bill to Halt Internet Access Taxes

CapitolDomeThe U.S. House has passed a bill to prohibit the imposition of taxes on Internet access, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Kevin Drawbaugh writes the legislation would forbit state and local governments from implementing Internet connection taxes for 16 weeks.

The Senate is set to decide on the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act following the voice vote in the House, according to the report.

Reuters reports a 1998 congressional ban on new Internet access laws will expire on Nov. 1.

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