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911 centers called upon to sign up

Federal officials announced a campaign April 25 to make sure 911 call centers get their service restored swiftly in the event of a terrorist attack, widespread emergency or local crisis. The Federal Communications Commission and the National Communications System (NCS), which is part of the Homeland Security Department, said they want to register every one of the nation’s 911 call centers with the Telecommunications Service Priority program so that their service is restored on a priority basis in times of disaster. Fewer than 10 percent of the 7,500 call centers nationwide currently participate in the program, which was set up in 1988 and is responsible for more than 50,000 of the nation’s most critical lines. Full Story

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