Additional area code in line for Pennsylvania

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) has been assigned to the existing 717 area code that serves the South Central area of Pennsylvania, including the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, and Gettysburg.

Neustar forecasts that numbering resources in the 717 area code will be exhausted by the third quarter of 2017. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has directed all local exchange service providers to activate the new area code to ensure the availability of numbering resources in a manner that is most efficient and least confusing for consumers, while minimizing possible disruption to consumers and businesses.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected Neustar to serve as the NANPA, the neutral third-party administrator that works with the telecommunications industry in developing area code relief plans. NANPA also oversees the assignment of area codes, central office codes, carrier identification codes, and other numbering resources throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda and various Caribbean countries.

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