Area code 959 coming to Connecticut later this year, will overlay 860 region

Connecticut is getting a new area code. State regulators announced today that the new area code of 959 will be introduced later this year.

The 959 area code will overlay the 860 area code.

The 959 area code will overlay the 860 area code. (3/3/14)

HARTFORD - Connecticut is getting a new area code.

State regulators announced today that the new area code of 959 will be introduced later this year.

The area code will overlay the 860 region.

Officials say the 860 code is expected to run out at the end of this year as demand for new phone numbers increases.

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