Verizon Asked To Probe ‘Alarming' Dropped 911 Calls

02/22/2011 09:50 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

U.S. regulators said Verizon Communications Inc.'s networks may have dropped a "truly alarming" number of wireless emergency calls during a snow storm last month, and asked the carrier to investigate.

Reports indicate Verizon's network failed to connect 10,000 calls to 911 numbers in Washington's suburbs during the Jan. 26 storm, the Federal Communications Commission said in a letter to the carrier today that was released by e-mail.

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