AT&T and Comcast have successfully lobbied against a bill that would have enabled the expansion of high-speed municipal broadband in Tennessee. Twenty-seven broadband industry lobbyists opposed the proposal, which was defeated by a 5-3 vote. "It's a testament to the power of lobbying against this bill and not listening to our electorate," said Rep. Kevin Brooks, who proposed the bill, according to DSLReports. "The voice of the people today was not heard. And that's unfortunate."