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Adjusted 911 rates take effect Jan. 1
A bill (SB 2407/HB2255), passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in April and taking effect on Jan. 1, will lower the 911 surcharge on landlines for citizens of DeKalb County. While telephone subscribers with a landline will see 911 surcharges reduced in 2015, cell phone customers will see a slight increase in the charge. DeKalb County Emergency Communications District Director Bradley Mullinax said the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014 updates the existing model for funding 911 to account for changes in technology and consumer choice by establishing a single, uniform 911 surcharge rate.