Senator Warns Internet Access Tax Ban May Expire

A key U.S. senator said that Congress may fail to renew a temporary ban on some state and local Internet access taxes that expires on November 1. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said he fears that lobbyists for state and local governments and their powerful allies in Washington will stymie efforts by Internet and telecommunications companies and free-market groups to make the ban permanent--or even to renew it again.

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