April 30, 2004

Senate OKs four-year ban on Net access tax

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to renew a four-year ban on taxes on Internet connections such as DSL and cable modems instead of a competing plan
that would have made a moratorium permanent.

By a 93-3 vote, the Senate adopted a compromise proposal favored by state governments, which argued that a perpetual ban would deprive municipalities
of vital tax revenue and amount to an unfair subsidy for telecommunications companies.

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