If Quentin Tarantino had written the script, the showdown would have taken place along a straight, flat, sunbaked road at high noon, vineyards on one side, a billboard depicting an 80-foot, simulated redwood tree on the other.
The action would take place on the street, with opposing forces facing off, protected by powerful attorneys armed with high caliber writs.
At one end, the Telecom Troopers would wave reams of discovery documents and federal Prohibition Preemptions while their field commander orders the other side to cease and desist their violation of federal law and their obstruction of broadband access.
At the other end, the Municipal Marshals would stand their ground, waving citizen petitions, architect opinions and proclamations of Local Control.
Residents watching from the sidelines, or at home on TV, would prepare themselves for the legal bloodbath certain to follow. Surely the superior forces of the Telecom Troops, backed by legions of lawyers, would prevail.