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Big tech, Nevada repair shops clash over 'right to repair'

Curtis Jones
Posted at 9:38 PM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 00:38:24-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — Trade groups representing big tech companies and repair shops have faced off against each other over a Nevada proposal in the state Legislature that would require hardware manufacturers to give repair shops the ability to fix devices like computers, phones, tablets and printers.

Lawmakers in a committee hearing heard testimony on a bill that would require the big consumer electronics companies to make parts, tools and schematics available to non-authorized repair businesses.

The cost and accessibility of repairs has been made more urgent by the pandemic. It has increased reliance on devices for students and remote workers.