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It’s been no secret that a lawsuit from #AT&T against Metro is a possibility if Nashville approves a One Touch Made Ready ordinance backed by #GoogleFiber. But on Thursday, addressing reporters at a news conference from the lobby of the downtown AT&T building, Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee, came close to guaranteeing a lawsuit if the bill passes.

But on Thursday, addressing reporters at a news conference from the lobby of the downtown AT&T building, Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee, came close to guaranteeing a lawsuit if the bill passes.

Jae S. Lee / The Tennessean

“The short answer is the One Touch Make Ready proposal Google has offered is a proposal that we expect would result in litigation,” said Phillips, who was speaking to reporters one dayafter negotiations between Google Fiber, Comcast and AT&T hit a snag.
AT&T sued Louisville, Ky. after that municipality approved a similar One Touch Make Ready ordinance. The company has argued that the Federal Communications Commission – not cities – have the power to regulate privately-owned AT&T utility poles. From the beginning, the company has said Nashville lacks the authority to implement the ordinance Google Fiber covets.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2016/08/25/t-nashville-should-expect-lawsuit-if-google-fiber-bill-passes/89366718/

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