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FCC launches investigation into CenturyLink following 911 outages

FCC launches investigation into CenturyLink following 911 outages

A Nationwide outage reaching from NY to California has been causing headaches since early Thursday morning.

People who call 911 may hear a busy signal or a recording saying, "All circuits are busy".

Technical problems at a Louisiana-based service provider Friday disrupted 911 access in multiple states across the country - including MA, officials said.

The multi-state outage was first reported Thursday morning and lasted through Friday morning in many areas. The outage has continued into Friday, prompting FCC chairman Ajit Pai to issue a statement calling for an investigation into the company's response.

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Residents of the communities in the following lists can use the 10-digit phone numbers at the top of each list to receive dispatch service from State Police, according to MEMA. CRESA said it pushed information about reaching 911 through "all other methods" before sending a message through its Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts systems Thursday evening.

As of 8 a.m., technical issues with the 911 system were resolved, Procopio said.

At 6:20 a.m. Friday, the district reported 911 services in the region were restored, although several law enforcement agencies said on social media the service was out again later Friday morning. The outage didn't spare Cheyenne, where customers lost internet and phone service.

The company says it's working to restore service and appears to be making progress. "The CenturyLink service outage is therefore completely unacceptable, and its breadth and duration are particularly troubling". However, this technical issue was different from others because CenturyLink is one of the main providers of internet and telephony connections to numerous US' 911 emergency call centers.


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