MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- New telephone customers in northern Wisconsin will get two new area codes.
According to projections, the 715 area code will run out of numbers in 2011 and the 920 area code will run out in 2012.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has been pondering whether to divide each region for a new area code, similar to how southeastern Wisconsin was divided into 414 and 262, or to give new customers in each region a new area code.
The commission voted 3-0 Thursday to go with new area codes for new customers.
Members say that will save businesses the cost of changing their numbers on stationary, business cards and vehicles.
New customers could see the new numbers by mid-2010.
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