Surcharge

Each State imposes a 911 surcharge on each phone for the purposes of providing 911 service to its residents. The surcharge varies from State to State. In New England, the following surcharges are in effect to fund 911 services:

  • There is a $0.50 surcharge per phone line per month in Connecticut.
  • There is a $0.45 surcharge per phone line per month in Maine.
  • There is a $0.75 surcharge per phone line per month in Massachusetts.
  • There is a $0.57 surcharge per phone line per month in New Hampshire.
  • There is a $1.00 surcharge per wired phone line and $1.26 surcharge per wireless phone line per month in Rhode Island.
  • 911 services and four other programs are funded through the Universal Service Fund in Vermont.