It was the middle of the day on Thursday as Century Link data center suffered a power outage. Century Link provides the mobile phone companies like Verizon and AT&T with internet and phone services and is one of AMERICA's largest telecommunications companies.
did that the people could not get in touch with the emergency number 911 via their mobile phones, writes Techcrunch.
A large number of states were hit as Washington and Utah, but also Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, and Missouri got to see the mobile traffic affected. On Friday, several got back the ability to call 911, but even on the Friday low the traffic is down at many places.
Several cities have sent out the alternative number that distressed can reach the emergency service.
the Head of the federal communications commission Ajit Pai has ordered an investigation of the incident. Pai calls the incident ”totally unacceptable,” writes the site OPB.