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FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:38pm EDT

Tags: fcc

Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 08:26am EST

Tags: 911, texting, derecho, Sharon Bulova, fcc

FCC to Verizon: Derecho 911 outage 'unacceptable'

A disruption in emergency services during the June derecho could been avoided. That is the finding of the Federal Communications Commission after looking into the Verizon outage that left more than 1 million people without 911 services.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:16am EST

Tags: verizon, fcc, derecho

If you rely on caller ID, beware of spoofing

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 02:06pm EDT

Tags: caller ID, fcc

Virginia investigates 911 phone system failure

The failure of a large portion of the region's 911 emergency system after the derecho in June has produced another investigation.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: derecho, 911 outage, fcc

FCC seeks public help with 911 outage investigation

David Turetsky, chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the FCC, told the commissions on Thursday that the investigation will also look at ways to improve the system like texting and the next generation of 911 service.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:57pm EDT

Tags: fcc, derecho

Check Caller ID to avoid scams

Think before picking up or returning calls to numbers you don't recognize. Calls from area codes such as 809, 284 or 876 might be attempts to rip you off.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 09:48am EST

Tags: scams, telephone scams, fcc, AARP, Kristi King