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Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has created a new area code that will be introduced later this year in the calling region served by the 860 area code, which includes New London County.
The remaining unassigned telephone numbers in the 860 area code are expected to be exhausted by the end of 2014. The new area code, 959, will be assigned to new numbers in the same geographic region as 860.
The introduction of the new area code does not require customers to change their existing area code, personal telephone numbers, or the manner in which they dial local calls.
Customers should contact their respective carriers with questions about the new area code, and can check PURA's website at www.ct.gov/pura for periodic updates.