Amendments Made To Proposed Ordinance In Google Fiber Debate

Posted at 10:15 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 23:52:05-04

The lead sponsors of a controversial bill in the Nashville Google Fiber debate have made amendments in hopes of winning over its opponents.

The problem is that Google wants to use utility poles that are already owned by companies like AT&T, Comcast and Nashville Electric Service.

The ordinance known as the "One Touch Make Ready" ordinance would allow anyone to access them.

Some of the amendments made to the bill, called for notice to be given 15 days prior to any work, adds an approved list of sub-contractors that can access the utility poles, and reassures lawmakers the plan won't conflict with federal regulations.

Metro Council will have its second reading on the issue on Tuesday. Google opened its first location in Nashville about four months ago.