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California State Assembly Passes Online Sales Tax Bill

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WASHINGTON June 7, 2011- The California State Assembly passed a bill last week that would require online retailers such as Amazon to collect state sales taxes on all goods the site sells within the state.

The bill is similar to those that a number of other states and the U.S. Congress are currently debating.

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Connect America Fund Threatens Rural States’ Telephone Subsidies

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WASHINGTON, November 29, 2010 – As the next phases of the National Broadband Plan draw near, states with significant rural area have expressed concern that they may lose funds vital to affordable telephone service.

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Commerce Announces Final Grant Awards from First Funding Round

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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The Commerce Department has announced nine broadband investments totaling more than $114 million in grants, in more than a dozen states. The announcement marks the final grant awards from the first round of BTOP applications.

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