Vote could change internet charges

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A vote in congress Tuesday could mean New Mexicans will pay less for internet.

The house decided to make permanent a moratorium preventing state and local governments from taxing access to the internet.

New Mexico is one of seven states that currently allows companies to tax internet users with fees similar to ones that show up on telephone bills.

The congressional budget office estimates the state would lose out on almost $44 million because of the vote.

The bill now heads to the senate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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