CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement On Introduction of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act in the House of Representatives

Sep 12, 2013, 14:06 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-7) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18) introduced the U.S. House companion bill, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act to the Senate's Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 Act, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent said:

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"Chairman Goodlatte and Representative Eshoo have been champions for the digital economy since the Internet Tax Freedom Act was first enacted fifteen years ago. The Permanent Internet Freedom Act permanently extends the moratorium on Internet access taxes and fees and provides a tax certainty that will continue to foster American technological innovation, growth and leadership in electronic commerce.

"Affordable wireless broadband is no longer just a modern convenience, but a vital component in the lives of American consumers and businesses. From education to healthcare to commerce, a reasonable and permanent tax structure that guarantees affordable access to the Internet and the incredible services it provides is vital for consumers and continued innovation.

"We look forward to working with Representatives Goodlatte and Eshoo, as well as Senators Wyden and Thune, to enact this important piece of legislation for the millions of Americans who rely on the Internet."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.

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