Net tax ban awaits Bush sign-off

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a seven-year extension to the moratorium on Internet access taxes. The current ban is set to expire tomorrow, but the Congress-approved extension now only needs President Bush's signature to be put into effect.

The extension also calls for states with taxes on wholesale Internet access to discontinue that practice, good news for many ISPs and wireless carriers. The Bush administration and most people in the telecom industry had been pushing for a permanent ban.

For more:
- Here's a story in The Los Angeles Times

Related articles:
- The Senate approved the seven-year extension earlier this week

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