The moratorium on access taxes aimed at dial-up connections, first passed by Congress in 1998 and extended in 2000, expired last November.
The renewed Senate interest in the long-stalled measure came on the same day that President Bush said in a campaign speech, “We must not tax broadband access. If you want broadband access throughout the society, Congress must ban taxes on access.”
Monday’s 74-11 vote forces the issue to the Senate floor, where it is likely to be the target of a number of amendments designed to keep access tax laws temporary and narrow in definition.
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