The fate of the internet tax moratorium remains uncertain as the Senate Commerce Committee failed last week to extend the ban. Before pulling the measure from consideration, Chairman Inouye was planning to offer a manager’s amendment that would have extended the ban for six years, surpassing the four-year extension provided by the Carper-Alexander bill, but falling short of the permanent ban envisioned by the competing Wyden proposal. The two camps will continue to negotiate ahead of the ban’s November 1 expiration. [Reuters]