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Verizon Improving Network Resiliency, Communications in Addressing 911 Service Issues After June 2012 Derecho
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 10, 2013 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today (Jan. 10) issued a staff report on issues associated with 911 services in Virginia after the June 29, 2012, derecho. The following statement should be attributed to Anthony Melone, Verizon executive vice president and chief technology officer:
"Verizon takes seriously its role in the 911 ecosystem. We have acted diligently and decisively to resolve the operational and communications issues that arose after the June 2012 derecho, and our performance during Hurricane Sandy in late October demonstrated the substantial progress we've made.
"We continue to move forward on a number of fronts, from improving network resiliency to enhancing communications processes with public safety officials:
"Verizon will review the bureau's report and recommendations, and we will continue to collaborate with the FCC, the public safety community, and other local, state and federal government officials to take every step to ensure that 911 is available when citizens need it."
SOURCE Verizon Communications
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