End Discriminatory Wireless Taxes!

Taxes on cell phone and wireless services have skyrocketed to fund state budgets and federal subsidy programs. Today, the average consumer pays a whopping 17 percent in taxes on their wireless bill. Write your member of Congress and call for a tax time-out.

Coalition Opposes Federal Ban on State-Regulated Online Gambling

WASHINGTON, DC -- As reported by the Washington Post, twelve conservative groups sent a letter to House and Senate leadership stating that states are the appropriate authority for regulating online gaming.

 

Collection of Quotes Opposing Obama Missive on Title II

After President Obama’s surprise intrusion into the independent Federal Communications Commission’s process, a number of elected officials, advocates and associations have been unmistakably clear about the negative consequences of utility regulation of broadband. 

The following is a collection of their statements urging the FCC to stand firm against the President’s habitual line stepping:

Title II Opposition Transcends Party Affiliations

On Wednesday, TechFreedom’s Berin Szoka held a video conference with three other prominent opponents of Title II. Along with Szoka, Dr. Bob Crandall of the Brookings Institute, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee of the Minority Media Telecommunications Council, and Dr. Hal Singer with the Progressive Policy Institute discussed the pitfalls of Title II, and more importantly, explored potential solutions.

Internet Freedom Comes Under Attack

Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) has introduced the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (MITFA) aiming to shove the controversial Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) through Congress by risking passage of the widely agreed upon Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). Supporters of Internet freedom, including Americans for Tax Reform and Digital Liberty, have sent a letter to Congressrestating the problems with MFA and imploring them to separate the discussion of ITFA and MFA.

Tech Giants Urge Congress To Consider ECPA Updates

Today, September 10th, 2014, letters went to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) supporting Electronic Communications Privacy Act Reform. The letters were signed by some 74 tech businesses including big names like Microsoft and Google, and advocacy groups from all sides of the political spectrum. Americans for Tax Reform and Digital Liberty urge both the House and the Senate to pass this legislation before November. 

FCC Commissioner Wheeler: The Telecom Tyrant?

Federal Communications Commissioner again alludes to his intention to overstep Congressional Direction.

 WASHINGTON D.C., Thursday, September 4th – Today during a speech at 1776, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed intentions that Digital Liberty believes clearly overstep FCC authority.

 

Coalitions at the State and National Level Ask the Senate for a Clean Internet Tax Moratorium

State and National organizations have joined together to ask the Senate to pass a clean and permanent extension of S. 1432, the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The coalition draws attention to the negative effects of allowing the Internet Tax Moratorium to expire or lapse:

Katie McAuliffe Submits Comments to the FCC on H.B 2482

Digital Liberty's Katie McAuliffe submitted her comments to the FCC regarding the Chattanooga Electrical Power Board's attempts to push the FCC to preempt state laws that would prevent it from expanding its already failing municipal broadband experiment.