When did the emergency number nine one one start?
In 1967 the Federal Communications Commission met with AT&T to establish an emergency number. They wanted a number that was short and easy to remember, and unique. Since 9 1 1 had never been designated for an office code, area code, or service code, that was the number they chose.
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