Sunday, April 25, 2004

Bush Calls for Ban on Broadband Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Sunday urged Congress to slap a permanent ban on taxes consumers pay for high-speed Internet hookups.

Bush, whose speech in Minneapolis on Monday will address this and other technologies that are changing the world, has set 2007 as a deadline for providing speedy Internet access called broadband to every American home.

The president has acknowledged that American is "lagging a little bit'' on getting broadband available nationwide. To encourage the spread of this technology, Bush says the users shouldn't be taxed, and that the government should take steps to encourage the spread of competitive services.

Sounds good to me W, while you're at it, keep the Internet a "tax free zone" as well.