Cable / Telecom News

Montreal to get another area code next year

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The greater Montreal region will have another new area code starting next year.The CRTC announced that new telephone numbers assigned in the 450 region may be given the area code 579 starting in August 2010 in order to help manage the telephone number shortage in the area.The Canadian Numbering Administrator told the CRTC last year that area code 450, which is adjacent to the 514 region, is expected to run out of telephone numbers by February