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Tennesseans will soon see new 911 charges on bills

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Tennesseans getting their first bills of 2015 will soon see new charges for 911 services.

Under a new law that took effect on Jan. 1, the surcharge for all landlines and mobile phones was set at $1.16 per month.

That's a 16-cent increase for mobile phone users, and a decrease in the fee for business landlines in all 100 emergency communications districts in Tennessee. For residential landlines, the universal $1.16 fee marks an increase for subscribers in 45 districts, and a decrease for those in the remaining 55 where most people paid $1.50 per month.

The biggest increase will be for residential landlines in Madison County, where the previous rate was 45 cents per month.

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Previous monthly 911 fees for business landlines ranged from $1.52 to $3.

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