The E9-1-1 system and the operations of 9-1-1 ACOG are funded
through 9-1-1 service fees enacted by local governments
and collected from telephone service providers.
Wireline Service Fee
Each year the governing body of each member of 9-1-1 ACOG approves a resolution/ordinance for establishing the 9-1-1 emergency telephone fee rate for the calendar year. Currently the wireline rate for the region is from three to five percent of the base telephone charges.
Wireless Service Fee
In 2005 the Oklahoma legislature enacted the Nine-One-One Wireless Emergency Number Act that provides for the collection of $0.50 per month from wireless subscribers for the provision of emergency wireless telephone service. Those funds are collected by the underlying carrier and remitted to ACOG as the sub-state planning district responsible for the service. ACOG distributes these funds to the eligible 9-1-1 governing bodies in its area (currently this is the City of Oklahoma City and 9-1-1 ACOG). In 2010, the legislature amended the legislation to collect the service fee from “prepaid” wireless subscribers. The prepaid fee is remitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission and distributed to the 9-1-1 governing bodies according to a predetermined formula based on population.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Service Fee
In 2006, the Oklahoma legislature amended the statute with the passage of the Nine-One-One Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP Emergency Services Act) Services Act. This act allowed for local government to establish a resolution or ordinance to impose an emergency fee in the amount of $0.50 per month for each VoIP service subscriber. Each of the 9-1-1 ACOG communities have enacted this fee.
ACOG also receives revenues from contract service with the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and the City of Oklahoma City as well as interest revenues on investments.
In addition to its 9-1-1 responsibilities, ACOG regularly coordinates and supports regional approaches of improving public safety services throughout the region. This includes the organization’s role as “convener” to the region providing coordination to address public safety issues impacting the Central Oklahoma region.
9-1-1 Institute Program Manager