Widespread 911 Outages Across 4 States Raise Unanswered Questions About Their Cause

Severe 911 outages occurred late Wednesday night across several states, including Nevada, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas, leaving millions of residents unable to reach emergency services. The outages lasted for several hours, causing widespread concern and confusion.

As of Thursday morning, many of the outages had been resolved, but authorities are still investigating the cause of the disruptions.

According to officials, there is currently no evidence to suggest that the outages were the result of a cyberattack.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has acknowledged the severity of the situation and has launched an investigation into the matter.

In a statement on the social media platform X, the FCC said, “We are aware of reports of 911-related outages and we are currently investigating.”

In Del Rio, Texas, officials stated that the outages were due to a T-Mobile service issue rather than a problem with the city’s own systems.

Juan Hernandez, the communications supervisor for the Del Rio Police Department, explained that the outages affected T-Mobile customers specifically.

Meanwhile, in Douglas County, Nebraska, authorities identified a fiber cut as the cause of the local 911 disruptions.

The fact that these outages occurred simultaneously in states that are not geographically connected or in close proximity to one another has raised questions about the underlying reasons behind the disruptions.

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The question of course is what was the cause of these widespread and simultaneous outages? It seems odd and the American people deserve quick, honest answers from authorities as to their cause.

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