Canadian 911 System to Get GPS Tracking for Cell Phones

After posting my previous post about the cell phone 911 system, the CRTC announced today that it will require all cell phone companies to install the GPS locating system for their subscribers in Canada.

Who is going to pay the bill?

What is not clear in the announcement is who will be paying the bill.  Will it be taxpayers, the cell phone companies, or the subscriber through increased 911 fees?  Subscribers for years have been paying for 911 fees which usually go towards helping the company’s bottom line, rather than going towards anything that supports a 911 system.


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