TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 15, 2016

Metro Nashville government filed a motion on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by AT&T seeking to strike down the city’s controversial One Touch Make Ready law, which is being pushed by Google Fiber. The city refutes AT&T’s key complaint that regulation of privately owned utility poles falls under the jurisdiction of the FCC and not local governments. But it asked the court to seek FCC review if it believes the ordinance conflicts with federal law. Though the judge overseeing the case consolidated suits from AT&T and Comcast, the city says it must file separate motions responding to each. The Tennessean has more on the story.