SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast.READ MORE: Man Arrested On Arson Charges In Spaghetti And Steakhouse Restaurant Fire
Verizon Senior Vice President Mike Maiorana says the service restrictions were removed as of Thursday and include Hawaii, where emergency crews have rescued people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane.
Maiorana says that from now on Verizon will lift restrictions and provide full network access to first responders during disasters.READ MORE: Victor Steban, Captured For Questioning In Westmoreland Co. Double Homicide, Found To Have Lengthy Criminal History
The Santa Clara County Fire Department says in a lawsuit that Verizon slowed its internet communications at a Northern California wildfire command center three weeks ago.
California lawmakers are holding an informational hearing Friday at the state Capitol to discuss what happened.
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