- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - In a story April 23 about the state’s E-911 system, The Associated Press reported erroneously which board oversees the enhanced 911 system. It’s the Enhanced 9-1-1 Board, not the E-Board.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Regulators, lawmakers probe E-911 weaknesses

Vermont state regulators and lawmakers are looking into weaknesses with the state’s E-911 system that allows residents to call for emergency help

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont state regulators and lawmakers are looking into weaknesses with the state’s E-911 system that allows residents to call for emergency help.



Shrewsbury resident Jonathan Gibson testified before a Senate committee last week that during an extended power outage last November several hundred people lost their phone service and were unable to connect with 911.

Vermont Public Radio reports that the Public Utility Commission, which oversees the state’s utilities, also has opened two cases on 911 problems.

The station reports that the Shrewsbury outage occurred because the power was down for three days. Another issue is related to outages in the landline phone network.

The Enhanced 9-1-1 Board, which oversees the state’s enhanced 911 system, wants to know how widespread the problem is, how it can be fixed and at what cost.

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