State officials say 911 issues in Mass. 'have been corrected'

Other CenturyLink outages affecting Arizona customers, agencies abc15.com staff 11:57 AM, Dec 27, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission has launched an investigation into a phone and internet outage that disrupted 911 services across the country starting Thursday.

The 911 outage hit some populous areas, including Portland, Oregon, and western parts of Washington state, Missouri, Idado and Arizona, according to reports.

CenturyLink has said little about the outages, but did state that 911 calls are completing in areas where CenturyLink is the 911 provider.

The company first acknowledged the problem on Thursday morning.

Asked about the FCC investigation, a spokeswoman for CenturyLink said the company had been in contact with the federal agency and would cooperate fully. Whether you're in a auto crash, a burning building, or facing a serious medical problem, the last thing you want to hear when you dial "911" is a busy signal.

That statement was followed up with a Facebook post around 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.

CenturyLink customers have been experiencing outages since early Thursday.

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If you've ever been in a serious emergency before, you probably already know how important it is to have quick access to emergency services.

As of Friday evening, there was no indication the coast-to-coast disruption of 911 calling had exacerbated any emergency situations or resulted in injuries or deaths.

The statement provided no other details, including the cause of the problem and how many customers were affected.

But if you get a recording or busy signal, police say to call the 10-digit emergency number for your local police station, which you can find here.

CenturyLink says customers have not been able to file trouble reports online.

CenturyLink's Twitter account offered the latest update shortly around 9:45 a.m. Friday, saying the company continued to make progress but that work to restore services on which many businesses and residents rely is taking longer than expected.

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