CRTC introduces a new area code for the greater Montreal region in 2010

    OTTAWA-GATINEAU, July 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced a new area code to manage
the telephone number shortage that will affect the greater Montreal region.
Starting 21 August 2010, new telephone numbers assigned in the 450 region may
be given the area code 579.
    Last year, the Canadian Numbering Administrator informed the CRTC that
area code 450, which is adjacent to the 514 region, is expected to run out of
telephone numbers by February 2011.

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises
broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    Reference documents: Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-453

    These documents are available in alternative format upon request.

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