CRTC addresses telephone number shortage in Ontario and Alberta

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, November 29, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) began a process to address a
predicted telephone number shortage in southern Ontario and all regions of
Alberta. The Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) has advised the CRTC that
southern Ontario area codes 226 and 519 are expected to run out of
telephone numbers by January 2017. The CNA has also advised the CRTC that
all area codes in Alberta, 403, 587 and 780, are expected to run out by
June 2018. The CNA administers the distribution of phone numbers in Canada
under the oversight of the CRTC. 
The Commission is establishing Relief Planning Committees to evaluate
various solutions and make recommendations to the CRTC. The Commission
will then make a decision on the most appropriate option for each region.
The CRTC invites members of the public and telecommunications industry to
participate in these committees. Those interested in participating can
contact the Canadian Numbering Administrator by telephone at 613-563-7242
or visit
Reference documents:
Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-655
Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-656

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