Council raises digital wall around Airbnb, barring hundreds from home-based business

print Vaunted Internet speeds mean little in Chattanooga as its city council throws up a wall against a tide of visitors from the global sharing economy that seems just too much to handle. City officials on Tuesday raise up a Beijing wall around short-term vacation rental portion of the Internet economy, spoiling the prospects of potentially hundreds of families who want to capitalize on the arrival of visitors to the River City through Web portals such as Airbnb. By David Tulis / Noogaradio 1240 AM 92.7 FM The council vote is 7 to 1 to ban private commercial relationships among … Continue reading Council raises digital wall around Airbnb, barring hundreds from home-based business