Schedule and Locations of Local Jurisdiction and Public Meetings

Schedule and Locations of Local Jurisdiction and Public Meetings

LOCAL JURISDICTION AND PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING ADDING

NEW AREA CODE TO THE 909 AREA CODE

LOCAL JURISDICTION AND PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING ADDING

NEW AREA CODE TO THE 909 AREA CODE

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will begin the process to introducea new area code to the area now served by the 909 area code, as the 909 is expected to use up its available prefixes by March 2019. The telecommunications service providers have proposed to introduce the new area code through the overlay method.  Adding a new area codeto the area now served by the 909 area code will provide additional prefixes and new telephone numbers for the 909 customers. The proposed overlay, pending CPUC approval, will allow all customers to keep their current phone numbers, including their area code.To avoid service disruption, the new area code will be added to the 909 area code by September 2018, six months before the depletion of prefixes. In September 2018, customers requesting new phone numbers in the 909 geographic area maybe assigned a new area code.The CPUC will be holding local jurisdiction and public meetings on April 4 and 5, 2017, to inform the local jurisdictions and the public, and to hear concerns about adding a new area code to the 909 area code. More information is available at http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/909areacode.

Local Jurisdiction and Public Meetings

Local Jurisdiction and Public Meetings

Pomona

1 p.m., April 4, 2017

Pomona City Council Chambers

505 South Garey Avenue

Pomona, CA

San Bernadino

6 p.m., April 4, 2017

Ruben Campos Community Center

1717 W. 5th Street

San Bernadino, CA

Redlands

11 a.m., April 4, 2017

Redlands Community Center

111 West Lugonia Avenue

Redlands, CA

The CPUC welcomes your participation and comments. If you are unable to attend these meetings, you may submit written comments to the CPUC Public Advisor's Office at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013, at the CPUC’s website at http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/909areacode, or via e-mail to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov. Additionally, you may call the Area Code Hotline number at (866) 340-6147 to leave your comments.

It is the CPUC’s policy to schedule hearings in locations that are accessible to everyone. If you require additional accessibility assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, please contact the CPUC Public Advisor's Office five business days prior to the meeting date toll free at 866-849-8390 or toll free TTY at 866-836-7825.