The centralizing, high-tax government of Hungary has backed down in its attempt to tax the Internet. It has a majority in Parliament, but the Prime Minister has called off the tax.
This indicates that self-interest still rules in Hungary. People do not want the state to interfere with their access to the Internet. They perceive the threat. This is good news.
It is easy for Internet service providers to mobilize the troops on this issue. The voters respond: “no trespassing.”
It is highly unlikely that the Internet in the United States is going to be taxed. The regulation will come in other ways. The FCC is discussing the possibility of imposing telephone-style regulations on pricing: “net neutrality.” Republicans in Congress are opposed. There are few regulations on the Internet in the USA. The courts have placed restrictions on the FCC. Nevertheless, Democrats on the FCC want to control the Internet any way they can.