T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million over last year’s 911 outage

To settle a Federal Communications Commission investigation into 911 outages, T-Mobile will pay $17.5 million. The FCC investigation revealed that two separate outages occurred on the carrier’s network last year, lasting around three hours total. While the incidents were separate but related, they prohibited customers from reaching emergency personnel. The outages happened last August and affected T-Mobile customers nationwide, which the FCC says would’ve kept around 50 million people from calling 911 with their mobile phones during that time.

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