Netflix has become known as an inexpensive way to wind down and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies at home. But the price to do so could go up, as Georgia lawmakers consider a tax on streaming services.
Some state legislators want a 4 percent tax on Netflix and other streaming services, such as digital books and music downloads. The funds would be used to help place high-speed Internet rural areas.
According to a University of Georgia study, about 600,000 rural Georgians live in areas that lack access to high-speed Internet.
Here is a breakdown of the numbers: If you spend $13 on a Netflix subscription, you could be taxed about 50 cents on your bill.
Although there is some support for the bill, which is known as HB 887, many others are against it. Even Gov. Brian Kemp said he has reservations.