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Mayor Barry Statement on One Touch Make Ready Ordinance

September 20, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Megan Barry released the following statement on the passage of BL2016-343, the “One Touch Make Ready” ordinance, which she intends to sign into law once it arrives on her desk:

“One Touch Make Ready appears to be a common-sense way of speeding up the deployment of high-speed internet throughout Davidson County. Unfortunately, the likelihood of protracted litigation could delay implementation of this law designed to benefit Nashville’s consumers. That is why I encouraged fiber providers to work together on a solution they could all agree upon, which they were not able to do. My hope now is that any potential legal disputes over this new law can be resolved quickly, and we can move forward with expanding fiber access throughout the city.”