AT&T sues Louisville to stop Google Fiber from using its utility poles
AT&T today sued the local government in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky to stop a new ordinance designed to give Google Fiber access to utility poles.
AT&T's lawsuit in US District Court in Louisville says the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government's ordinance is invalid because it conflicts with and is preempted by the Federal Communications Commission's pole attachment regulations. AT&T also argues that under Kentucky law, only the state Public Service Commission has jurisdiction to regulate pole attachments.
WDRB posted a copy of the lawsuit.