By Roderick Ioerger.
Someone once said there is no such thing as a free lunch. Well how about a free Internet? Word out of Washington is that odds are good that the existing moratorium on taxing Internet access will be extended and there is even a distinct possibility that the ban could become permanent.
The Internet is an unusual topic for Congress only in that it is not a partisan issue. Neither all of the Republicans nor all of the Democrats are on board with the existing moratorium. It appears that the Republicans are pressing harder for the ban to be permanent while Democrats like Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, prefer to extend the moratorium but still prefer to hedge his bets in case the congress wishes to change its mind in the future.