California Wants FCC to OK New Area Codes

Haugsted, Linda
September 2000
Multichannel News;09/11/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 37, p54
Reports on the state of California's request for permission to create technology-specific area codes, from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). State legislature's approval of a bill asking the California Public Utilities Commission to ask the federal authority to approve the area-code scheme; Benefits of the area code policy on incumbent telephone companies and cable competitors.


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