What is the E911 Fee?

Enhanced 911, E-911 or E911 enables emergency callers to reach the appropriate public resources in the US. The caller’s phone number is used to track a location that can be used to dispatch police, fire, emergency medical and other response resources. In order to deliver emergency help more quickly and effectively, the carriers and public safety entities are upgrading the 911 network on a regular basis.

The New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008 requires the Commission to submit an annual report to Congress on the collection and distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 fees and charges by the states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Tribal Nations. As part of its annual review, the NET 911 Act requires the Commission to report whether 911 fees and charges collected by states and other reporting entities are being used for any purpose other than to support 911 and Enhanced 911 (E911) services. The Commission formally solicits public comment on the Report, the information provided to the Commission by states and other reporting entities, and the reported expenditure of funds for Next Generation 911 (NG911) services.

The E911 fee is included in the Recovery Fee. Your plan will not be billed for any minutes used in a call to 911.

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