Welcome to the Tech & Telecom Weekly, an e-newsletter keeping you apprised of the latest developments in the telecommunications and high-tech industries.
The next FCC Open Meeting will be held tomorrow, July 13, 2021, at 10:30am ET. The final Agenda contains six items, including a Report and Order amending the rules for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program and a Report and Order authorizing additional measures to combat contraband wireless devices in correctional facilities. The meeting will be live-streamed here.
Developments in the EU
In the Courts
On July 7, 2021, a group of 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia sued Google in antitrust for alleged restraint of trade and monopoly maintenance in the market for Android app distribution and payment processing. The 144-page Complaint lodges seven Sherman Act claims, under both Section 1 and Section 2, and a claim lodged under the antitrust and consumer protection statutes of 34 states. Requested relief includes treble damages to the States parens patriae and several forms of injunctive relief to retrain further anticompetitive conduct, such as prohibiting contracts that unreasonably impede competition and paying equipment manufacturers or app developers not to work with Google competitors. Utah, et al. v. Google LLC, et al., No. 3:21-cv-05227 (filed July 7, 2021 N.D. Cal.).
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