AT&T Hates Competition, Sues Nashville

AT&T Hates Competition, Sues Nashville

AT&T has filed a lawsuit against Nashville after it approved Google Fiber’s One Touch Make Ready ordinance.

The ordinance, which was approved Tuesday night, allows Google Fiber to have access to utility poles that competitors already access.

In a statement, AT&T says it “remains committed to Nashville, and our more than 2,200 area employees will continue to turn our significant investment in the area into the fiber-optic based, wired and wireless connectivity that Nashville residents and businesses demand. In addition, as we have maintained from day 1 of this discussion, Tennessee municipalities do not have jurisdiction to regulate pole attachments. And while we have worked with the Mayor, members of Council, NES, and others toward a better solution for Nashville, in light of the recent vote, we have no other option but to challenge this unlawful ordinance in federal court.”

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry released the following statement about the lawsuit: (continue reading at WKRN)

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