Thursday, March 10, 2016

Commission Seeks Comments on 717 Area Code Relief Plan

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to defer an implementation plan that would result in a new area code in the 717 service area, pending receipt of comments.

The Commission voted 5-0 to hold in abeyance and seek comments on the petition filed by Neustar Inc. (Neustar), the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA). Neustar, acting on behalf of the Pennsylvania telecommunications industry, filed a petition on Oct. 23, 2015, requesting approval of its plan to alleviate numbering exhaust for the 717 Numbering Plan Area (NPA or area code) upon its predicted exhaustion in 2018 through the use of a distributed overlay.

"Because we need input from consumers, the industry and other interested parties involved regarding this decision, we direct that the consensus relief plan for the 717 NPA shall not be implemented at this time," the Commission Order states.


1 comment:

  1. Amazing how we can turn something so obvious into such a huge process. Is there really any choice here? Just do it and move on with something important!