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07.17.15
T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million over last year's 911 outage
07.17.15

T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million over last year's 911 outage

An FCC investigation revealed that two separate outages occurred on T-Mobile's network last year, lasting around three hours total. During that time, around 50 million customers were unable to call 911 from their phones.

By B. Steele,   07.17.15
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06.02.15
Senate passes USA Freedom Act (update: signed by Obama)
06.02.15

Senate passes USA Freedom Act (update: signed by Obama)

For the first time since the 9/11 attacks, both houses of Congress have agreed to limit the govern...

By A. Tarantola,   06.02.15
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03.25.15
Washington, DC's 911 dispatch system beset by delays and malfunctions
03.25.15

Washington, DC's 911 dispatch system beset by delays and malfunctions

Washington, DC, has a new 911 dispatch system and it's not working. Late last year, tablets were i...

By M. Lalwani,   03.25.15
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03.18.15
Verizon pays $3.4 million after failing to fix a 911 outage in time
03.18.15

Verizon pays $3.4 million after failing to fix a 911 outage in time

American phone carriers are supposed to keep 911 lines up and running as long as possible, and Ver...

By J. Fingas,   03.18.15
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08.08.14
Carriers have to let you text 911 by the end of the year
08.08.14

Carriers have to let you text 911 by the end of the year

You've had the option of texting 911 in a handful of US cities for a couple of months, thanks in p...

By J. Fingas,   08.08.14
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07.11.14
90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info
07.11.14

90 percent of 911 calls made in Washington, DC lacked accurate location info

Data pulled from a recent Freedom of Information Act request reveals that an overwhelming majority...

By M. Smith,   07.11.14
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05.30.14
Emergensee is a security system in your hand
05.30.14

Emergensee is a security system in your hand

I remember walking around my college campus late at night, not long after campuses had begun to in...

By V. Agreda Jr,   05.30.14
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05.15.14
Now you can text 911... just not from everywhere
05.15.14

Now you can text 911... just not from everywhere

Text-to-911 became available in select markets today. As the name implies, the service allows you...

By E. Price,   05.15.14
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05.15.14
9/11 Memorial Museum Audio Guide app released
05.15.14

9/11 Memorial Museum Audio Guide app released

On May 21, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will open to the public. On that day, vis...

By S. Sande,   05.15.14
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