Digital Daily Dozen 7/17/2014

Internet access tax vote hurts sales tax bid

The House quietly passed legislation on Tuesday that would permanently ban the government from taxing broadband Internet access. It’s a big win for Internet users, but it also puts a damper on prospects for creating a path forward for new ways to tax sales made online.

The Senate bill on cell phone unlocking is a huge missed opportunity (Commentary)

Lawmakers have refused to rethink the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the law that created the problem in the first place. That’s a shame because cell phone unlocking is far from the only case where the DMCA has created unnecessary headaches for people.

Peering Dispute: Verizon, NetForecast Say Netflix Network is the Congested OneTwo new analyses