The Internet Association Marks One-Year Anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, marks its one-year anniversary today. The IA has enjoyed rapid growth during its first year, doubling its membership since its launch. The association represents the interests of leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, ebay, Expedia, Facebook, Gilt, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Path, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yahoo!, and Zynga.
The Internet Association posted a video today highlighting the good work of the Internet, one of the greatest engines for economic growth and prosperity the world has ever known.
“Over the past year, The Internet Association and our member companies have worked together to ensure that elected leaders in Washington better understand the Internet economy,” said Michael Beckerman, The Internet Association President and CEO. “The Internet is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy and is creating jobs and increasing American competitiveness every day. We will continue our work to protect the interests of this vital and vibrant economic sector.”
The Internet Association’s mission is to protect and preserve the free, open, innovative, and decentralized architecture of the Internet, which has enabled its tremendous growth and evolution. By channeling the strengths, cultures, and stories of the Internet and its vast community of users, The Internet Association is working to ensure that legislators, regulators, the media, and ordinary citizens understand the positive impact the Internet, Internet companies and the Internet economy have on all aspects of society.
“The Internet is not just Silicon Valley; it fuels every economic sector and creates jobs in every city and town across America,” Beckerman said. “The Internet must not be ignored; we will continue to make our voice heard, educating decision-makers in Washington and across the globe on our rapidly changing sector to ensure that laws facilitate progress, not impede it.”
About The Internet Association
The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy representing the interests of the leading Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, ebay, Expedia, Facebook, Gilt, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Path, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yahoo!, and Zynga. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic development, and empower users. The Internet Association is headquartered in Washington, D.C. www.InternetAssociation.org.