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The Internet Association Urges Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Lift the Cease-and-Desist order against Uber and Lyft

  • date icon June 9, 2014
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The Internet Association today wrote Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring urging them to immediately rescind the cease-and-desist order filed by DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb against Internet Association member companies Uber and Lyft.

“The Internet Association urges Virginia leaders to join other state and local jurisdictions throughout the country that have worked directly with companies like Uber and Lyft to establish common-sense regulations that fit the 21st century mobile, on-demand economy,” wrote Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association. “It is our belief that we can reach a swift resolution to this matter and that the DMV’s cease-and-desist order should be lifted immediately.”

In the letter Beckerman pledged the Internet Association would offer its “resources and technical expertise” as negotiations between the two ride sharing companies progress.

The letter can be read in its entirety here.