WASHINGTON, D.C., June 9, 2015 – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, applauds the efforts of the U.S. House of Representatives for their support and passage of a permanent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. This moratorium on the application of state and local taxes to internet access is crucial to the growth an expansion of the internet.
“Our membership see this as one of the most important issues facing Congress this year,” said Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, Advocacy, CompTIA. “This legislation was the focus of our D.C. fly-in this past February and we are very pleased the House has passed this bill. The internet has been an engine for economic growth over the past decade and this legislation will allow more consumers and business to thrive in the future. We now urge the Senate to act quickly to pass and send this legislation to the President.”
CompTIA has continually supported a permanent extension of the ban, and recently organized a joint tech letter signed by 30 tech associations, which was sent to all House offices on Monday. CompTIA also reached out to dozens of Congressional offices through social media encouraging support for this important legislation.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About CompTIA Advocacy
Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it.
The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents over 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry.