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911 fee to increase

 April 9, 2007


 Albany --  Albany city commissioners have already increased the wireless fee from one dollar to $1.50 a month.

Monday, Fire Chief James Carswell asked the county to adopt the same rate. He says with the rising popularity of cell phones, the call rate to Albany's 911 has increased exponentially. 

The money will go toward hiring additional dispatchers and implementing technology that pinpoints a caller's location.

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