Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Charge on Wireless Bills

Kentucky plans to add a surcharge to wireless phone bills to support telecommunications equipment for the deaf, hard of hearing and those with speech disabilities. There’s already two surcharges on landlines that go toward the effort. The PSC says there are some 650,000 people in the state who need the services. At the same time, many people are no longer using landlines, opting for wireless service exclusively. The charge will be about two cents a month for both landlines and wireless numbers.