More than 43,000 people are petitioning Congress to permanently ban taxes on Internet access.

As of early Monday afternoon, 43,646 had signed the online petition on, sponsored by, a nonpartisan nonprofit wireless advocacy organization.

“Internet access is a critical necessity for economic growth, and is also providing all of us tremendous benefits in our daily lives,” said Amy McLean, communications director of

“With more and more Americans turning to wireless as their primary means of accessing the Internet, we think it’s more important than ever for people to weigh in now on the importance of keeping service as affordable as possible,” said McLean.

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