State 911 Commission Meeting Cancellation
Please be informed that the State 911 Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2015 is cancelled, and is rescheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the State 911 Department, Taunton, Building C Conference Room at 1 p.m.
The State 911 Department’s Fiscal Division will be hosting “GRANT CAMPS” on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 and Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Department’s offices in Taunton. No need to schedule an appointment. Simply stop by anytime between 9 AM and 5 PM.
FY 2016 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT EXTENSION
The deadline for submission of FY 2016 Regional Development Grant applications has been extended from 5:00 PM Monday, November 2, 2015 to 5:00 PM on Monday November 16, 2015.
REVISED MASSACHUSETTS ENHANCED 911 SURCHARGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015
On May 28, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (“D.T.C.”) issued an Interim Order in Docket D.T.C. 15-2, Petition of the State 911 Department to Adjust the Enhanced 911 Surcharge.
In the Interim Order, the D.T.C. adjusted the Massachusetts Enhanced 911 Surcharge to $1.25 per month, effective July 1, 2015, for each subscriber or end user whose communication services are capable of accessing and utilizing the enhanced 911 system. Each communication service provider shall remit surcharge revenues, along with the required report, to the State 911 Department on a monthly basis.
On June 18, 2015, the D.T.C. issued a Final Order approving the adjustment to the Enhanced 911 Surcharge to $1.25 per month, effective July 1, 2015, with a reduction to $1.00, effective July 1, 2016.
The monthly report form, as well as the D.T.C.’s Interim and Final Orders, can be found on this website. Additional information is also available in the service provider resources section.