Hearings for a new CNY, NNY area code

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) will hold public hearings next week on new area code options for the 315 area code region of Central and Northern New York.  The region is expected to run out of 315 telephone numbers by 2015.  The two plans being proposed include a geographic split where certain areas would adopt a new area code but other areas would keep the 315 area code and another plan, known as an overlay, which would allow for new phone numbers in the 315 area code to use a new area code.

Hearings will be held the following dates and times:

Monday, August 5, 2013 – Utica

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – Watertown

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – Syracuse

For more information on times and locations, visit the PSC website.

Comments can also be submitted via the internet, mail or by telephone by August 16, 2013. Comments can be sent to Acting Secretary, at secretary@dps.ny.gov; or mailed or delivered to Hon. Jeffrey C. Cohen, Acting Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350.  Comments should refer to “Case 07-C-1486 – 315 Area Code Relief;” or call the Commission’s Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120.

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