911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage [telecom]

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911 emergency services in several states across the U.S. remain down after a massive outage at a CenturyLink datacenter.

The outage began after 12pm ET on Thursday, according to CenturyLink's
status page
<https://status.ctl.io/history/68d99a34-94e8-4fdf-af20-8612e335f97d ,
and continues to cause disruption across 911 call centers. Some states
have seen their services restored. CenturyLink has not said what
caused the outage beyond an issue with a "network element," but said
in its latest update - around 11am ET on Friday - that the company
said that it was "seeing good progress, but our service restoration
work is not complete."


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