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07/13/12 | 13:30PM
VZ and N. Va E911 systems leaders CLASH !!

Verizon Communications executives and leaders of Northern Virginia’s 911 emergency centers continue to fight over just what happened to 911 emergency service during the massive storm last week, The Washington Post reported.

Both sides agree that a storm passed through the area June 29 and that, for a while, people were unable to reach police, fire and other emergency responders by dialing 911. They agree that a breakdown in Verizon’s network prevented calls from getting through. They also agree on the importance of 911 for public safety.

The continual layoffs will degrade E911 in most service areas. What a shame.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: B94455



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07/14/12 | 6:45AM
Don't have all the details but it sounds like there was no power back up if nothing else. Back up generators need to be tested and maintained. Also if an older system using an older switch takes a power surge that fry or screw circut boards which can be changed. It also depends on the contract or who is actually responsible for maintenance.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 0C9F06

07/14/12 | 7:03AM
Found this.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/verizon-911-service-providers-out-of-sync-on-storm-outage/2012/07/12/gJQAkGUWgW_story.html

Just as I suspected, back up power most of the problem. That and only one 'plan B'. Verizon has experienced similar problems in other areas as well, years ago which means they haven't learned their lessons. In the south Bell South did/does a much better job after hurricanes getting portable power where they need it. Verizon at least should have PLANS that includes getting generators or portable switches from out of district.

If Verizon is paid to provide the service, a critical service at that they should offer options and plans along with it.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 0C9F06

07/14/12 | 7:35AM
12 years later...

http://articles.philly.com/2000-07-11/news/25610485_1_emergency-communications-center-bell-atlantic-system

8 years later

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/10/prweb300723.htm

Probably more memoes on gps tracking data and overtime than technical training and planning.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 0C9F06

07/14/12 | 19:01PM
Notice that Verizon and local officials seem to be disputing the amount and location of 911 trouble. Seems like this crybaby bell really doesn't want to compete even though in many areas they are still the defacto monopoly.

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/09/16/news/doc4e72aad8d554b952651604.txt

Verizon seems to be sticking by it policy and fear of actual competition and yet the networkS they are using are largely made up of legacy plant and rights of way more or less paid for by the public when they were a monopoly.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 0C9F06

07/19/12 | 15:20PM
FCC to investigate these outages.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fcc-to-look-into-verizons-911-outages/2012/07/18/gJQABKgZuW_story.html

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 0C9F06

09/20/12 | 21:56PM
Straighttalk Lg220c with E911 Enabled using Verizon towers in northern Virginia belonged to aperson who was 911 Reported by a friend as a suicide in progress with an extensive history with local police. Reported @ 11:00A.m. found at 6, 6:30p.m. Police waited over 2 hours to contact Verizon who provided reporteds location by triangulation of towers @ less than .335 Of a mile from Verizons tower. A call for help Not death.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 0FE679


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