Phone Service Outage Impacting 9-1-1 Calls
On Wednesday, August 14th, the Anchorage Police Department alerted the community that a GCI outage for their customers caused problems with making outbound phone calls, thus impacting their ability to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.
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Founded in 1979, General Communications Inc, otherwise known as GCI, is Alaska’s largest telecommunications corporation. A spokeperson for GCI said that the issues didn’t effect consumer landlines and the company was working on the issue.
The GCI outage was isolated to landline phones with GCI’s business customers. Anchorage Police Department’s alert, sent out to their Nixle subscribers, instructed citizens to use their wireless phones to call 9-1-1 until services were restored.
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