July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON – Today the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) called on Members of Congress to support the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), legislation being brought up for a vote on Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives to permanently extend the moratorium on Internet access taxes.  In a letter to addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and their parties’ respective representatives, ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield said "Given the importance of this issue to the high-tech community, we will consider scoring votes in support of final passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act in our 113th Congressional Voting Guide."  

ITI supports a permanent extension of the Internet tax moratorium because it will help provide certainty for consumers and businesses and enable them to invest in advanced internet broadband services and new technologies in the coming years.  The full letter of support can be found here.

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