How malformed packets caused CenturyLink's 37-hour, nationwide outage [telecom]

FCC blasts CenturyLink for December 2018 outage but issues no punishment.

By Jon Brodkin

CenturyLink's nationwide, 37-hour outage in December 2018 disrupted

911 service for millions of Americans and prevented completion of at least 886 calls to 911, a new Federal Communications Commission report said.

Back in December, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage on CenturyLink's fiber network "completely unacceptable" and vowed to investigate. The FCC released the findings from its investigation today, describing how CenturyLink failed to follow best practices that could have prevented the outage. But Pai still hasn't announced any punishment of CenturyLink.

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