911 Center upgrading to fiber optics

September 28, 2014
Knox County 911 Center will utilize a fiber optic phone system in spring 2015.

Knox County 911 Center will utilize a fiber optic phone system in spring 2015.

Knox County 911 Board has been awarded a 2014 CMRS Board Grant in the amount of $105,000 for a host/remote phone system.


Winston Tye, Knox County 911 director, says that currently, the Knox County 911 center pays $8,500 a month to the phone company for seven 911 trunk lines

The county could save as much as $2,000 a month on the new system.

Aside from saving the county money, there are three other vital advantages to the new system.

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