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VOL. 39 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 16, 2015

Tennessee sets uniform 911 fee for landlines, mobile

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennesseans getting their first bills of 2015 will soon see new charges for 911 services.

Under a new law that took effect on Jan. 1, the surcharge for all landlines and mobile phones was set at $1.16 per month.

That's a 16-cent increase for mobile phone users, and a decrease in the fee for business landlines in all 100 emergency communications districts in Tennessee. For residential landlines, the universal $1.16 fee marks an increase for subscribers in 45 districts, and a decrease for those in the remaining 55 where most people paid $1.50 per month.

The biggest increase will be for residential landlines in Madison County, where the previous rate was 45 cents per month.

Previous monthly 911 fees for business landlines ranged from $1.52 to $3.

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