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Idaho 911 Funding Not Enough

Counties within the state of Idaho collect a $1 monthly surcharge on telephone bills to help finance the state’s 47 PSAPs, but that money isn’t sufficient for many counties to support upgrades to E911 or Phase I/II cellular service. Now the state’s Emergency Communications Commission has proposed a state-wide 25-cent surcharge that would help less populous counties fund their upgrades. Yes, not all counties have E911 service. In fact, just 27 of PSAPs have E911, and only 14 have Phase II features. Read the latest state-wide here.

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