Last week, INCOMPAS applauded the U.S. District Court in Louisville's decision to dismiss AT&T's lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Council over the city's "One Touch, Make Ready" ordinance passed in February. The upheld law will enable easier access to poles for new broadband providers and streamline the process for deploying new broadband networks throughout the city.
The "court decision in Louisville is a win for competition, consumers and local communities who have been leading the fight against broadband monopolies who are blocking faster speeds, better service and lower prices," said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering. "One choice is not a choice. It's a monopoly. We hope the FCC will heed the call of local communities like Louisville and adopt 'One Touch, Make Ready' to speed broadband deployment, boost local investment and create more jobs. Implementing 'One Touch, Make Ready' policies, streamlining small cell deployment and freeing apartment and condo residents from monopoly-controlled buildings should be a national priority."