911 rates adjusted
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:37 pm
The Tennessee General Assembly passed the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014 ("the Act") on April 25, 2014. The Act, effective January 1, 2015, updates the existing model for funding 911 to account for changes in technology and consumer choice by establishing a single, uniform 911 surcharge rate.
Roy Sullivan, Cannon County 911 DIRECTOR said "Our highest priority is the public safety to the citizens of Cannon County. 911 call takers and dispatchers remain dedicated to ensure the quality of 911 service and response."
"The 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014 will provide the resources necessary to ensure that the citizens of Tennessee receive the best 911 service available," said the Tennessee Emergency Communications Executive Director, Curtis Sutton. Curtis Sutton said it was extremely important that local governments understand that this new law flattens the local 911 revenue.
The new uniform rate goes into effect January 1, 2015. Customers will likely notice a change reflecting the new rate on their January telephone and cellular phone bills.