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CenturyLink, Intrado fined by FCC for 911 outage

Tuesday 7 April 2015 | 09:33 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined CenturyLink and Intrado Communications for the April 2014 multi-state 911 outage. CenturyLink will pay a USD 16 million settlement and Intrado Communications USD 1.4 million. The event prevented 11 million people in seven states from reaching emergency call centres for over six hours and was not due to any kind of natural disaster or unforeseeable catastrophe. Following an investigation, the FCC concluded that the outage would have been prevented if the providers had implemented basic safeguards. The providers also failed to provide timely

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Companies: CenturyLink / FCC / Intrado
Countries: United States
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