CPUC REMINDS OF NEW DIALING FOR CUSTOMERS WITH 916 AREA CODE

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2017 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today reminded residential and business customers served by the 916 area code to prepare for the introduction of the new 279 area code overlay. The 279 area code will be added as an “overlay” to the 916 region to ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers for the area. An “overlay” is the addition of another area code (279) to the same geographic region served by an existing area code (916).
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