911 fees seldom go to next-gen systems

States collect fees to support the 911 system, but only a fraction of those funds were actually used for next generation (NG) 911 systems from 2011 to 2015. Use buttons below to sort states.
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Orange = diverters*
911 fees collected
Funds spent on NG 911
*These states were named by the FCC as diverters for one or more years between 2008 and 2015, meaning they collected money from consumers for 911 systems but spent part of those funds on something else.
Sources: Federal Communications Commission annual reports to Congress on state collection and distribution of 911 and enhanced 911 fees and charges, for the years 2008 to 2015; Collection and spending sums are from 2011 to 2015; Figures are sums of figures provided by states over that time period, but some states did not report to the FCC every year. Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Wyoming never reported any collected fees. Scripps DC Bureau reporting.