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FCC slams states caught abusing 911 dispatch funds for 'other purposes'
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday condemned states that have been caught using 911 dispatch fees for “other purposes,” saying that the misuse of funds is particularly egregious as the nation struggles to clamp down on the coronavirus pandemic.
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A report from the FCC identified five states that last collected $3 billion in 911 fees and diverted more than $200 million “for uses other than 911.”