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Sprint slapped with $1.2 million fine as a result of 911 outage

September 25, 2015 in Community News

 

 

Phonedog
By Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content
September 25, 2015

Sprint now owes the FCC a hefty chunk of change following the agency’s decision to hit it with a $1.2 million fine. The FCC announced today that it has fined Sprint because the big yellow carrier messed up 911 calls for hearing-impaired citizens for a six-month period.

From March 28 through September 18 of 2014, Sprint customers using the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) were unable to make calls to 911. If they tried using the service, which provides a sort of closed captioning to . . .

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