Good news for residents of Pennsylvania who like to get into car accidents. Until now, only nine counties, or roughly one-third of the state, had technology capable of precisely locating 911 cell phone callers. This left the rest to guess where exactly they were on a long stretch of highway. Not exactly an easy feat to perform in the dark at 2 o'clock in the morning.
Funded by a $1 surcharge on all cell phone services that the state began collecting back in July 2004, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency says the rollout is on schedule to fully blanket the state in three to five years. For now, PA residents should look on the bright side; at least you're not Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah, Hawaii or Ohio, the only states that have less coverage than you folk.
Pa. to Install Cell Tracking Technology [Business Week]