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COG tells Verizon how to strengthen 911 service

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments voted Wednesday on a plant aimed at improving Verizon's delivery of 911 emergency phone service and prevent future outages like Northern Virginia experienced during last summer's Derecho.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: COG, derecho, verizon

Va. commission says 911 outage was avoidable

A state commission says the 911 outage in Northern Virginia after last summer's derecho was caused by Verizon's failure to perform necessary maintenance.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:15pm EST

Tags: verizon, derecho

911 failures in D.C. region found over past 2 years

The Washington region's 911 emergency network has suffered widespread failures over the past two years according to a new analysis.

Sunday - 12/02/2012, 04:59pm EST

Tags: derecho

Report criticizes Verizon response to 911 failure

A draft report presented to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Wednesday recommends a series of changes in response to the June derecho that knocked out the 911 system in Northern Virginia.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:43pm EST

Tags: verizon, derecho, storms, Council of Governments

Virginia investigates 911 phone system failure

The failure of a large portion of the region's 911 emergency system after the derecho in June has produced another investigation.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: derecho, fcc

D.C. Public Service Commission to investigate 911 outage

The D.C. Public Service Commission will investigate the outage that affected the city's 911 service Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 07:48am EST

Tags: D.C. Public Service Commission, Betty Anne Kane, Metropolitan Police Department, Unified Communications Center