The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has scheduled consumer sessions Sept. 26-27 to hear public comment regarding a petition on behalf of the Nevada telecommunications industry to implement a new area code in the existing 702 exchange.
According to NeuStar, the organization that administers area code use, available numbers in the 702 area code serving Southern Nevada will be exhausted during the third quarter of 2014. NeuStar recommends a new area code that would be superimposed on the same geographic area as the existing 702 area code. Existing customers would retain their current telephone numbers.
As proposed, starting in June 2014 new telephone numbers in the existing 702 area code would be assigned the new area code. Calls between and within the existing and new area codes would require 10-digit dialing.
If a new area code is approved, NeuStar recommends a 16-month implementation schedule beginning in February 2013 with network preparation and customer education.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.
Spirit Mountain Community Center,
1975 Arie Ave., Laughlin, NV 89029
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.
Hearing Room A
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Public comment will be limited to the contents of the application. Representatives from NeuStar and various telecommunications providers will be present at the consumer sessions to provide an overview of the petition and to answer questions.
Individuals with questions regarding the consumer session can contact the PUCN at (775) 684-6101 or (702) 486-7210. Information about NeuStar’s petition can be found on the PUCN’s website at puc.nv.gov. From the left navigational bar on the home page, select Docket Info, followed by All Dockets. Scroll to docket number 12-06016 and click View.