Tag: Emergency Management

Basic Services, Emergency Services

FCC investigating recent 911 outages in four states

April 19, 2024

Via: StateScoop

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating 911 outages that on Wednesday disrupted residents’ ability to contact emergency services in parts of Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Texas. Many of the reported outages had been restored by Wednesday evening, and on […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

As California burns, buggy alerting software ails emergency offices

August 25, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As wildfires continue tearing through California, two northern counties on Tuesday reported technical problems with the emergency alerting platforms used to warn the public. In Northern California, where the still-raging LNU Lightning Complex fire has burned through 352,000 acres and […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FirstNet names AT&T as vendor for $46.5 billion public safety network

March 31, 2017

Via: StateScoop

AT&T was selected to build the communications network for public safety that has been mused about since the 9/11 Commission Report. The 25-year agreement includes a $6.5 billion commitment from the government operating agency within the next five years and about […]