T-Mobile to settle U.S. probe into 911 outage for $19.5 million

Nov 23 (Reuters) – T-Mobile USA has agreed to settle a U.S. probe for $19.5 million after an outage led to more than 20,000 failed 911 emergency calls, according to government documents released on Tuesday. 

  The settlement was prompted by a Federal Communications Commission investigation into a more than 12-hour outage in June 2020 that led to congestion across T-Mobile’s networks, and caused "the complete failure of more than 23,000 911 calls." 

  T-Mobile as part of the settlement has also agreed to make new commitments to improve 911 outage notices. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese) 

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