FCC to investigate AT&T outage affecting 911 calls

10 March, 2017, 00:09 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • 911 Not Working for Wash Co AT&T Customers

It was earlier Wednesday night police said AT&T customers couldn't connect to "911" and should use the police department's non-emergency number.

UPDATE (9:25 p.m.): An 911 outage experienced by AT&T mobile users nationwide this evening has been resolved.

AT&T issued an apology "to those who were affected".

Benton County Sheriff's Office said 911 calls from AT&T cell phones are working properly.

The Fayetteville Police Department also reported the issue.

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He was arrested in 2014 and accused of being a member of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), but denied any involvement. It has been proven by the court that he was in touch with the Maoists hiding in jungles and used to work for them from the city.

AT&T's mobile subscribers in some US states were not able to make 911 emergency calls late Wednesday, leading to complaints from police departments and emergency agencies in various parts of the country.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai first acknowledged reports of widespread 911 call outage on AT&T's network, then announced that the service has been restored.

Several counties are now reporting a carrier issue is affecting the ability to contact to 911 dispatch center. It's unclear how many people were affected locally and nationally.

Tonight, callers in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and other states were unable to call the number, law enforcement agencies said. According to CNN, the FCC was investigating.

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