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Friday February 26, 2016

AT&T Sues Louisville To Make City Less Attractive To Google Fiber

It looks like AT&T is afraid of Google Fiber. The company has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Louisville to throw a monkey wrench in Google Fiber's plan to bring its service to the area.

Yesterday, AT&T filed a lawsuit [PDF] against the Louisville government over a recently passed ordinance that amends existing city rules about the use of utility poles and rights-of-way to give a new "Attacher" آ— like, say Google Fiber آ— the right to rearrange or relocate the existing physical facilities and pole attachments of other communications providers, which basically means AT&T.