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Verizon crews are in the process of replacing the damaged section of fiber-optic cable and expect to restore service to customers by 8 p.m. Thursday.
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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.
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.
A disruption in emergency services during the June derecho could been avoided. That is the finding of the Federal Communications Commission after looking into the Verizon outage that left more than 1 million people without 911 services.
Two massive storms in the past five months have caused widespread outages and even an emergency system failure. The question now: Does new technology leave people more vulnerable to emergency system failures and the dangers that go with them?
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.
Verizon says the company is prepared for reliable landline and wireless service during the East Coast super storm.
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Email users with a verizon.net address may have had some trouble Monday.
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If the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III have caught your eye, but your wireless contract has you tied down, PCMag has some advice.