According to the company, the outage began early on Thursday and has impacted states from NY to California.
Many CenturyLink customers in east Idaho say their internet service had been restored Friday but thousands of users across the country are still reporting that services are down and not working.
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Christianson didn't say when the 33-year-old came to the US but that the Mexico native has been living here for several years. The shooter, later identified as 32-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga , was arrested in Kern County.
The outages apparently began Thursday morning.
Investigation: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday that the agency's staff will investigate the matter, according to The Washington Post. The late-night response to the Portland outage was especially jarring for some, considering they received loud, late-night mobile phone messages explaining that their 911 services were out.
At 6:20 a.m. Friday, the district reported 911 services in the region were restored, although several law enforcement agencies said on social media the service was out again later Friday morning.
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Congress leader Randeep Surjewala has also denied the ban, terming it propaganda by BJP, the ruling party at the Centre. BJP said it was a "riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years".
In case of an emergency, people should still try calling 911 first, MEMA said in a statement Friday.
At the Parker County Sherriff's Office shortly after 10 a.m., some 911 calls were coming through and others weren't. The mobile phone alert, which was also mistakenly sent to people in OR, urged people to call a number with a 360 area code.
"Its breadth and duration are particularly troubling", he said.
CenturyLink Inc., one of the nation's largest telecom providers, said a technical problem led to failed 911 calls made by cellphones in many parts of the country.
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General Kalid bin Qirar al-Harbi was named general security chief, while Musaed al-Aiban was appointed national security adviser. Born in 1949, Al-Assaf completed his BA in economics and political science from King Saud University in Riyadh in 1971.