emergency dispatch services http://apr.org en Ala. Emergency Communications Fee Launching Soon http://apr.org/post/ala-emergency-communications-fee-launching-soon <p></p><p>Alabama consumers may notice slightly higher phone bills next month because of a law meant to help fully fund emergency dispatch services throughout the state.</p><p>Revenue from a law authorizing phone companies and wireless carriers to charge a monthly fee of $1.60 per phone to be diverted to the state's newly-created Alabama 911 Board.</p><p>The board is tasked with fully funding emergency communications districts throughout the state by redistributing revenue from the fees to city and county 911 districts.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:01:37 +0000 The Associated Press 37632 at http://apr.org Ala. Emergency Communications Fee Launching Soon