Ars Technica: AT&T and Comcast lawsuit has nullified a city’s broadband competition law

Ars Technica: AT&T and Comcast lawsuit has nullified a city’s broadband competition law. “AT&T and Comcast have convinced a federal judge to nullify an ordinance that was designed to bring more broadband competition to Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Metro Council last year passed a ‘One Touch Make Ready’ rule that gives Google Fiber or other new ISPs faster access to utility poles. The ordinance lets a single company make all of the necessary wire adjustments on utility poles itself, instead of having to wait for incumbent providers like AT&T and Comcast to send work crews to move their own wires.”

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