TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 22, 2017
A federal judge ruled that the Metro Nashville Council’s “One Touch Make Ready” policy, which would allow Google Fiber to expedite its above-ground installation in the city, is preempted by federal law and effectively blocked it, The Tennessean reports. In Nashville, AT&T owns 20 percent of the utility poles, while the Nashville Election Service owns the rest. The One Touch policy would have allowed contractors to move other cables to make room for its own all in one session. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts in the Eastern District of Michigan issued the ruling.