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City worried about decorative poles
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McMinnville City Hall is seeking to halt proposed state legislation that would allow AT&T and other wireless providers to place antennas on any pole owned by local government.
The Tennessee broadband battle has hit home. McMinnville Vice Mayor Ben Newman says a telecommunications bill currently under consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly would allow AT&T and other cell carriers to use public right of ways across the state without allowing cities and counties to refuse. “This bill allows them to place small, wireless facilities in ROWs (right or ways) on city-owned light poles, signs, traffic signals, towers, bridges, etc., while giving us little to no ability to regulate their placement,” said Newman, who voiced displeasure for the bill.