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AT&T outage repaired after local 911 service interruption

AT&T outage repaired after local 911 service interruption

AT&T said Wednesday night that it had fixed a problem preventing 911 use for some cellphone customers.

However, AT&T, the second-biggest wireless carrier in the United States, did not reveal the reason behind the outage or how many customers were affected.

By 9:37 p.m., AT&T reps said that service was restored across the country for all who had lost 911 service.

The FCC announced it would investigate the "root cause" of the outage.

"In cases of actual emergencies tonight, AT&T cellular phone customers who can not reach 911 in Apopka, Maitland and Eatonville should call the city's emergency dispatch center at 407-703-1757".

Shortly before that, AT&T tweeted that they were working on the issue.

Issue has been resolved that affected some calls to 911 from wireless customers.

The issue was not caused by 911 failures, but by as-yet unknown or unexplained AT&T problems.

Officials in Baltimore, Houston, Washington, D.C., and other cities reported the outage, along with authorities in more than a dozen states.

Smith County Fire Marshal Connie Wasson said that the 911 number for Smith Co.

There have been no reports of outages in Central Virginia at this time.

AT&T today released a statement in response to the FCC's investigation announcement.


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