Overview

The Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board (CMRS Board) is charged with administrating the CMRS fund for the purpose of implementing wireless emergency 911 service throughout Kentucky in accordance with State and Federal Legislation and Regulation.

In 1996, The Federal Communications Commission mandated in docket #94-102 that wireless carriers including cellular and PCS phone companies connect wireless callers to the public safety 911 system.  In 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted legislation KRS 65.7621-7643 creating the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board (CMRS Board) to fulfill the FCC's 94-102 mandate with managing a CMRS Fund to reimburse wireless carriers and local governments for their expenses for providing Kentucky's wireless customers a level of 911 service similar to what wired users receive.