ROGERS, Ark. — Arkansas counties are pushing to increase the fee on cellphones for 911 emergency response services.
Emergency experts say Arkansas 911 centers receive more than 2.3 million calls annually and 90 percent are made by cellphone. They say the current fee structure was created to be supported by charges to landline users and hasn’t covered costs for years.
Curtis says counties will also seek to have one state board granted the authority to coordinate 911 call centers.