CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US


Emergency 911 services in some US states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers.

According to a CenturyLink status page, the outage began at around 12pm ET on December 27, and work started on resolving the issue at around 7am ET today, although not all services have been restored just yet.

On Twitter, the ISP described the outage as “a network element that was impacting customer services.” The company said the mysterious “network element” issue impacted service at 15 of its data centers, across both Europe and North America.

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Source: ZDNet