"This outage could have been prevented," said Pai. "It was the result of mistakes made by AT&T...."
Given that this is Ajit Pai you're quoting, are you quite sure you didn't mis-hear what he said?
I suggest that this would be more likely...
"This outage could have been prevented. It was the result of smothering government regulation passed by the Obama regime, which has for too long held back this noble and hard-working corporation from offering distinctive, value-added services to customers prepared to pay for a premium 911 service..."