Related Links

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

PA Relay

Link to the website for Pennsylvania Relay Service, a phone service offering persons who are hearing, deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled three ways to connect using the telephone: Traditional Relay, Video Relay and Internet Relay.

Universal Service Schools and Libraries Discount Program

National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)

Pennsylvania Telephone Association

PA One Call System

"Call Before You Dig!"

Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University (IPU)

The Institute of Public Utilities supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industrieselectricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications.

How to Call Abroad

A website that explains how to make international calls from the U.S.

Emergency Preparedness Links

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 

PEMA oversees a number of programs and services to help prevent, respond to, or recover from disasters. They include federal and state support, as well as citizen-based volunteer opportunities to assist in times of disaster or emergency.

Ready PA

In an emergency, knowing what to do is your best defense. Start now by learning the risks, making an emergency plan and getting involved to help others.


Pennsylvania uses AlertPA to provide citizens and partners with timely information to assist them in making informed decisions. AlertPA delivers emergency and weather alerts, health notifications and updates.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA Updates During Disasters

FEMA offers a free service called Updates During Disasters. When a disaster is declared in a state or region FEMA generates e-mail bulletins to keep citizens updated about how to obtain assistance and reduce loss of life and property.