AT&t Internet service was banned from Chicago after the city’s mayor issued an emergency order that bans companies from deploying cell towers in the city.
The order also prohibits AT&ts from offering “any mobile internet service in or around the city of Chicago,” and directs the city to issue a similar order for other cities.
The city’s order states that AT&Ts will be subject to the same rules for new mobile service that they must abide by for existing cellular service.
The move comes amid protests in Chicago against AT&tonn’s planned $85 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.
AT& t is also facing calls to pull out of the wireless industry after the company’s stock price plunged in late October.