Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson


“I’m deeply disappointed the UTC has accepted this inadequate settlement. CenturyLink’s error denied 911 service to millions of Washingtonians.  

“I strongly disagree with the UTC that this resolution is in the public interest.  If this failure does not warrant a maximum penalty, I find it hard to imagine what circumstances would.

“Bottom line – CenturyLink is getting off with a slap on the wrist.”  

A previous press release outlining the office's objections is available here. The UTC's announcement is available here.


The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.


Peter Lavallee, Communications Director, (360) 586-0725; PeterL@atg.wa.gov