Monday, March 03, 2014
Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced today that a new area code will be introduced later this year in Connecticut, in the calling region currently served by the 860 area code.
Because of continuing local demand for telephone numbers, remaining unassigned telephone numbers in the 860 area code are expected to be exhausted by the end of 2014, an announcement said.
Current plans call for the new 959 area code to go into effect Aug. 30. After that date, customers requesting new service, an additional line, or in some cases, moving their service may be assigned a number in the new 959 area code, the agency said.
The 860 area code went into service in August 1995, covering northwestern, central and eastern Connecticut. Connecticut also had a 475 area code assigned in 2009 for new customers in the 203 area code, which includes Westport.
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