For 40 minutes last night, AT&T wireless customers in multiple states, including Florida, Maryland, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, and the District of Columbia were unable to call 911, ABC News reports. After service was restored, FCC chairman Ajit Pai tweeted the FCC will investigate the root cause of the outage.
Issue has been resolved that affected some calls to 911 from wireless customers. We apologize to those who were affected.
— AT&T (@ATT) March 9, 2017