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

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.

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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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