2012-05-03 / Church News

814 Area Code Split Deep-sixed Until 2018

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Western Pennsylvania has headed off area code confusion for at least six more years.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to dismiss a petition the split up the existing 814 area code, creating a new 582 area code.

Many residents objected at the plan approved in 2010 to create the new area code because 814 was running out of numbers, a problem blamed on increased cellphone activations.

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