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HomeAway Joins Fight for Net Neutrality


AUSTIN, Texas, July 11, 2017 – HomeAway®, the world leader in vacation rentals, is joining Internet Association in the fight for net neutrality. On July 12, the company will encourage HomeAway.com visitors to tell the FCC to keep existing net neutrality rules.

“As the leading consumer tech company in our hometown, we want to help put Austin on the map as a tech city that supports strong net neutrality rules,” said John Kim, HomeAway president. “Net neutrality ensures consumer choice and competition, and we want to protect those aspects of the open internet. Without choice and competition, innovation will be stifled.”

HomeAway was founded in 2005 and acquired more than 20 companies throughout its history, including several start-ups. Today, the company lists more than two million vacation homes in 193 countries, helping millions of travelers find the perfect place to stay.

HomeAway parent company Expedia, Inc. is also supporting Internet Association’s Day of Action. Internet Association and its member companies support strong, enforceable net neutrality rules and believe the entire online ecosystem benefits when consumers can access the entire internet, regardless of how they connect.

“Expedia, Inc. stands with hundreds of other companies and millions of consumers offering unfettered support for robust and enforceable net neutrality rules,” added Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc. CEO and president. “Net neutrality ensures our consumers can continue to freely compare, shop, and book trips, promoting a healthy travel ecosystem domestically and abroad.”


For more information, contact:

Jordan Hoefar
Corporate communications manager, HomeAway
jhoefar[at]homeaway.com
512-505-1857

 

 

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