By Sean Buckley, FierceTelecom, Nov 27, 2017
Google Fiber has suffered another new setback in its effort to provide greater broadband choice in Nashville as a federal judge nullified the city's One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) ordinance.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts wrote in her ruling that Metro Nashville "supplanted" Nashville Electric Service's (NES) authority managing its utility poles, which violates the Metro charter.
"The Ordinance conflicts with the exclusive authority granted to NES under the (Metro) Charter," Roberts wrote in the ruling, according to a report in The Tennessean. "This exclusive authority prevails over Metro Nashville's power to regulate public rights-of-way."
Nice photo ... a line of poles along a rural road. Probably power, possibly open-wire telco or railroad communications. But no cables ... no telco, no CATV, no fiber.
That would certainly make "One Touch Make Ready" easy.
Neal McLain***** Moderator's Note *****
Looks like a railroad: no transformers in sight.
Bill Horne Moderator