FCC investigating nationwide CenturyLink outage

FCC investigating nationwide CenturyLink outage

This inquiry will include an examination of the effect that CenturyLink's outage appears to have had on other providers' 911 services.

Emergency 911 services in some USA states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers.

Thousands of customers around the country, including Louisiana and Wyoming, are still experiencing outages Friday morning, according to Newsweek. Anyone who can not get through is urged to call Douglas police directly at 520-417-7550.

CenturyLink put out a hopeful message to its exasperated customers Thursday night: Engineers had identified a "network element" that was impacting its services.

CenturyLink outage impacting western Washington 911 services
At North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado, doctors and nurses for a time had difficulty accessing patient records. People who need to call 911 are asked to call their local police department's non-emergency number.

Mass. State police operate three regional PSAPs and a fourth is staffed by State 911 at the state police headquarters in Framingham.

Nationwide outages impacted 911 emergency call centers across the country, including all of Washington state, The Oregonian reported. Denver, Seattle, Boise, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Phoenix were some of the cities to have confirmed issues with internet, television, phone, and home security services, Scripps station KIVI reported. Some reports told of people unable to get gas as card readers shut down at some gas stations, and others of ATM's glitching.

At North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado, doctors and nurses for a time had difficulty accessing patient records.

Verizon said it had service interruptions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and parts of Montana as a result of issues with CenturyLink.

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