National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement thanking Congress for including the ban on taxing Internet access in the continuing resolution approved this week:
"Manufacturers view the Internet as a critical piece of the infrastructure that has transformed manufacturing into the sleek, technology-driven industry it is today. Extending the current 16-year ban on new state and local taxes on Internet access will help keep the pipeline of innovation and growth flowing. Moving forward, we strongly urge Congress to make it permanent before it expires again in December. The Internet tax moratorium has helped spur the incredible amount of investment in broadband networks, and a permanent ban will ensure continued robust broadband adoption and investment in the United States and promote competitiveness and job creation."