By Associated Press - Friday, November 14, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A judge has ordered Alaska Communications to provide appropriate daily updates of customer address changes for the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s emergency call data base.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( reports Superior Court Judge Bethany Harbison on Thursday sided with the borough in its claim that the phone company has not been providing information that’s useful in making updates to the 911 system.

The borough took over management of 911 services earlier this year. Part of the job is linking landline phone numbers to physical addresses.

The address database helps direct emergency responders if a caller can’t provide a location.

Alaska Communications contended it was providing required information.

The borough said updates were in a raw format and was not useful for making a few dozen daily address changes.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

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