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Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments voted Wednesday on a plant aimed at improving Verizon's delivery of 911 emergency phone service and prevent future outages like Northern Virginia experienced during last summer's Derecho.
A state commission says the 911 outage in Northern Virginia after last summer's derecho was caused by Verizon's failure to perform necessary maintenance.
The Washington region's 911 emergency network has suffered widespread failures over the past two years according to a new analysis.
A draft report presented to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Wednesday recommends a series of changes in response to the June derecho that knocked out the 911 system in Northern Virginia.
The failure of a large portion of the region's 911 emergency system after the derecho in June has produced another investigation.
The D.C. Public Service Commission will investigate the outage that affected the city's 911 service Saturday afternoon.