T-Mobile will pay $17.5 million fine to the FCC to settle 911 outage investigation
T-Mobile has agreed to pay a $17.5 million fine to the US Federal Communications Commission. The fine will settle an investigation of the wireless carrier by the FCC due to two separate nationwide 911 outages on T-Mobile's network that happened on August 8, 2014.
The FCC stated:
In addition to the fine, T-Mobile has agreed to add in new procedures in order to find risks that could disrupt 911 service on its network, send out faster notifications to call centers if such an outage occurs in the future and recover quicker from those disruptions.
T-Mobile has sent over their own statement on the FCC settlement to iMore:
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