911 systems back up and running | News
STATEWIDE (WIS)- South Carolina emergency officials say the 911 system is running again in
seven counties that lost their emergency phone line.
South Carolina Emergency Management Division spokesman Derrec Becker says a
problem with phone lines operated by a common company shut the 911 system down
in Clarendon, Fairfield, Georgetown, Horry, Laurens, Lee, McCormick and
Williamsburg counties Friday morning.
Officials say service was restored before 10 a.m. They have not determined
exactly why the 911 system went down in so many places, but Becker says
previous, more isolated problems have been linked to cut fiber optic lines.
The lines are operated by Frontier Communications. The company did not
respond to a call seeking comment.
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