FCC investigating why AT&T's mobile 911 service went down for five hours yesterday
By 9:30pm Wednesday, the 14 affected states had posted warnings. Not including Washington D.C., the states affected included:
- West Virginia
Around 10:30pm, AT&T issued a statement that said "Service has been restored for wireless customers affected by an issue connecting to 911. We apologize to those affected." FCC chairman Ajit Pai followed that up with a tweet of his own in which he stated that the FCC would "investigate the root cause of the outage and its impact." We don't know how long it will take to issue a report, but as soon as the FCC releases it we will let you know.