Lawmakers Urge FCC to Block VoIP Taxes

Two influential GOP House members called on the FCC to block states from imposing fees on Internet telephony. "Internet services such as [Internet telephony] have been responsible for tremendous growth in the U.S. communications services, software, and equipment industries," Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., the ranking member on the panel's Communications subcommittee, wrote in a letter to the FCC.