An Internet outage is affecting wireless 911 calls in Mass.

Other CenturyLink outages affecting Arizona customers, agencies abc15.com staff 11:57 AM, Dec 27, 2018

The mobile phone alert, which was also mistakenly sent to people in OR, urged people to call a number with a 360 area code.

Data from DownDetector.com, which highlights where the internet has gone down, showed an increase in down reports in Salt Lake City from about 1 to 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

CRESA said it received reports from first responders in the field about individuals who were not aware of the outage or how to reach 911.

The outage also did not affect text-to-911 in all areas where that feature is available.

The Federal Communications Commision has initiated an investigation into a widespread CenturyLink outage that interrupted 911 service across the country Thursday night and Friday.

The outage only affected wireless 911 call, not landline calls.

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CenturyLink's status page notes the issue, caused by a "network element" problem, started at around noon Eastern Time on Thursday.

"Our network is experiencing a disruption affecting customer services".

Counties all over the U.S. reported downtimes of their 911 call centers over the past hours, impacting states such as Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Idaho, New Mexico, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, and even some 911 services across the border, in Canada.

The company tweeted Friday morning it had "discovered some additional technical problems" as it worked on restoring service.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage "completely unacceptable, and its breadth and duration are particularly troubling", in a statement Friday.

CenturyLink didn't provide details of the problem and it didn't indicate how many customers were affected.

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