Bush seeks permanent ban on Internet taxes

King County Journal

Senators who favor a permanent ban on taxes on Internet access broke a monthlong impasse and took the legislation to the Senate floor Monday as President Bush called the ban critical to increasing the availability of high-speed broadband service. During an appearance in Minnesota, Bush noted that the United States ranks 10th internationally for high-speed Internet availability and said a tax on the service would hinder broader access. ``In order to make sure it gets spread to all corners of the country, it must be affordable,'' he said. The critics of the permanent ban may still try to block a final vote but the president's public support should give new strength to the tax ban.



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