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2024-05-01 18:20:02.285294+02 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Whoah, Nixle alert from the Petaluma PD says AT&T customers in the area don't have 911. It as only 2 weeks ago that they fixed it, and a week before that it was out before, and... does AT&T know how to run phone networks?

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#Comment Re: Whoah made: 2024-05-02 19:36:59.875161+02 by: Definitely Not a Bot

AT&T would run the 911 center for all callers. There aren't separate 911's for AT&T and Verizon phones. Also, dunno about where you live, but the FCC fines for losing 911 service in a particular large east coast city are $1M per minute. So whatever the problem is, you can bet they are on it.

#Comment Re: Whoah made: 2024-05-02 22:50:46.287974+02 by: meuon

the 911/e911 system is a hodge podge kludge that is supposed to failover to a nationwide call center...$work gets hit $100 per call if 911 fails up to the failover nationwide center.... and.. and.. I'm shutting up before I develop a rapid infection or suicidal tendencies.

#Comment Re: Whoah made: 2024-05-03 20:34:45.355812+02 by: Dan Lyke

I'm in Petaluma, Sonoma County, on the north end of San Francisco Bay, and AT&T has been having several 911 outages recently that, if the "it's broken"/"it's fixed" Nixle messages are taken as source, I think have lasted for days.

Population of the county is only about half a million, so it's not like a major city having an outage, but... yea.

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