WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today voted in favor of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011, prohibiting states or local governments from imposing any new discriminatory taxes on wireless services for five years after enactment.
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
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.