UT: Address Errors At 911 Linked to AT&T Broadband

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PROVO -- When firefighters were dispatched to a home here, they expected to find flames.  

   What they found was an empty house and no blaze. The caller, across town, watched smoke billow out of her house.     

City 911 officials say the glitch was not on their end, but may be linked to AT&T Broadband, a combination telephone and high-speed internet service.   

   Emergency officials discovered 11 other incorrect addresses in their system, and in each case all 11 people recently signed up for phone services with AT&T Broadband.  


-- spider (spider0@usa.net), June 24, 2001

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