On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that prohibits state and local governments from imposing new taxes on wireless services for five years after enactment. Mobile Future Chairman Jonathan Spalter responded to the legislation, stating:
“We applaud Representatives Lofgren and Franks for introducing this important piece of legislation to prohibit new regressive taxes that could discourage consumer use of wireless technologies. With wireless data traffic in North America expected to grow more than 20-fold from 2010 to 2015, it is critical to foster an environment that promotes wireless usage and continued mobile innovation. We applaud the House for passing this bill today and urge the Senate to move this important legislation forward.”
To read the full statement, click here.