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The Federal Communications Commission got a settlement from four firms in relation to emergency calling standards that were not delivered in 2020. The federal prosecution focused on the four corporations involved in the 911 calls, namely Verizon, AT&T, Intrado, and Lumen Technologies, and their inability to fulfill 911 call delivery commitments.   Verizon has agreed to pay $274,000 to settle an inquiry into an outage that occurred on May 7, 2020. The other inquiries were all centered around outages on September 28, 2020. With its $460,000 payment, AT&T will resolve two investigations, while Lumen and Intrado will pay $3.8 million and $1.75 million, respectively. The massive payout demonstrates the corporations’ willingness to accept responsibility for their failure to effectively accommodate emergency calls.   Each firm has also promised to put in place a compliance strategy. Within 90 days of the consent decree’s effective date, each carrier must examine and adjust…

DIDWW, a leading global provider of two-way voice and SMS communications, has announced the expansion of its emergency services support to additional countries – Thailand, Panama and Italy. Meeting the highest requirements for regulatory compliance, the company ensures reliable connectivity to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) using local dialing in these regions. The ability to contact emergency services is vital. DIDWW private, geo-redundant, global network infrastructure is designed to deliver every single call, providing access to emergency services at the most crucial moments. This mission-critical reliability is underpinned by the highest regulatory compliance requirements adhered to by DIDWW, thereby ensuring premium call quality to the relevant PSAPs. Tadas Urbietis, Carrier Relations Manager at DIDWW, added, “We are really pleased to expand our emergency services to Thailand, Panama and Italy, thereby strengthening our offerings to customers in these regions. We are happy to offer peace of mind for our…