The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a four-year extension on the ban on Internet access taxes, voting on a 405-2 margin.

The ban, which has been extended twice since 1998, was set to expire on Nov. 1. The technology industry has lobbied for a permanent ban, but states have asked for the moratorium to be temporary. The bill exempts states that passed taxes on Internet access before the ban was originally mandated. The bill does not address sales taxes on goods purchased over the Internet.

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