Recent Telephone Outages

The subcommittee heard testimony on the effects and causes of recent telephone network outages on the East Coast, which disrupted air… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the effects and causes of recent telephone network outages on the East Coast, which disrupted air traffic control systems at several airports in the New York area. Witnesses, including representative of the Federal Aviation Administration and the telephone industry, testified on the “worst air traffic disruption in the history of the United States,” caused by the telephone outage. Telephone industry representatives testified on the reliability of the technology in the telephone industry. close

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Recent Telephone Outages

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Program ID:
21733-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 2, 1991
Last Aired:
Oct 6, 1991

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  • Oct 02, 1991 | 4:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 1991 | 1:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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