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08.08.16
AT&T, Verizon sued for giving businesses discounts on 911 fees
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AT&T, Verizon sued for giving businesses discounts on 911 fees

Nationwide, reports say call centers have been shorted by at least $600 million per year.

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06.02.16
NYPD's smartphone program is shortening crime response times
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NYPD's smartphone program is shortening crime response times

The time it takes for an officer to arrive at a crime in progress has dropped by over 12 percent.

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09.25.15
Sprint to pay $1.2 million over six-month 911 outage
09.25.15

Sprint to pay $1.2 million over six-month 911 outage

Sprint neglected the service it's meant to maintain for hard-of-hearing users for nearly six months.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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