For nearly a decade, the Internet Tax Moratorium has prevented state and local governments from imposing taxes on Internet access services. As this policy is due to expire this November, we support its extension through the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, S.156/H.R.743. As this legislation comes before the House and Senate in the coming weeks, we urge you to support its passage.
Consumers watching TV with an antenna, will have to either purchase a digital TV or get a government subsidized digital converter box to continue to watch television after February 17, 2009. These TV sets will operate on new digital channels. However, some high tech companies, like Microsoft, want to sell unlicensed devices that will use these digital television channels. These devices are likely to interfere with TV reception. TV pictures will freeze and the sound will go out. Your neighbors using these devices will interfere with your television set. This issue is very important to Hispanic viewers, because we rely heavily on antennas to receive television service. HTTP will be working with the FCC and Congress to insure that Hispanic viewers do not lose access to new digital television signals.