740 area code exhaust
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has opened case 13-0700-TP-COI that will lead to the creation of a new area code in all or portions of the 740 area code, which comprise central and southeast Ohio.
The PUCO has been notified by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) that the 740 area code is projected to run out of available phone numbers by the second quarter of the year 2015. NANPA oversees the distribution of telephone numbers and assigns area codes for the entire United States. Read the NANPA petition here.
There are two viable options under consideration by the Commission to address the 740 area code issue: