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Study: Taxes are Costliest Part of Providing Telecom Services

Study: Taxes are Costliest Part of Providing Telecom Services Johnny Kampis A study on rural broadband found that — wait for it — taxes are far and away the largest cost involved in providing telecommunications services. This comes after another report last year indicated taxes could slow down wireless broadband expansion. Hudson Institute’s “The Economic Impact of Rural Broadband” found that excise-type taxes that providers collect and remit to governments make up $1.3 billion of the “...

Virginia House Approves Resolution Calling for Article V Convention

Virginia lawmakers are considering a resolution calling for Congress to convene a national convention for the purpose of drafting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution and authorizing the state to participate. In February, the Virginia House of Delegates approved House Joint Resolution 3, which calls for Congress to convene a convention of the states to propose a constitutional amendment to “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal...

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