New York wants to hear from 315’ers on new area code

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The state Public Service Commission said today it will extend a public comment period until July 31 on plans to add another area code in the 315 area-code region, which covers the Syracuse area and parts of 18 counties.

Because the area code is running out of numbers, the state started the process of getting a new area code in the region in 2007. The plan stalled, but was restarted earlier this year and is set to take effect in 2015.

The state reopened the comment period until July 15, and today extended it until the end of the month.

You can review the state’s decision, here: Visit www.dps.ny.gov., click “Search,” and enter 07-C-1486 in the “Search by Case Number” field.

To make a comment, visit the site and go to “What’s Hot” and “Telecommunications,” and then click on “Comments Sought on 315 Area Code,” and then “PSC comment form.”

Comments by mail can be sent to: Hon. Jeffrey C. Cohen, Acting Secretary, Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. All comments submitted to the Secretary will be posted to the Commission’s Web site and become part of the official case record.

Or you can call the opinion line: 1-800-335-2120.

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