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10 field hearings set for new S. Indiana area code

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Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Indiana regulators are planning 10 upcoming public hearings on a new local telephone area code for southern Indiana.

The Evansville Courier & Press reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/URRrV8) hearings will be held March 19 at Washington Middle School in Evansville, March 20 at Vincennes Lincoln High School, and April 2 at St. Meinrad Archabbey.

Other hearings will be held in Bedford, Bloomington, French Lick, Jeffersonville, North Vernon, St. Leon and Terre Haute. Each hearing begins at 6 p.m. local time, preceded by a 30-minute briefing to explain procedural details.

The 812 area code is predicted to exhaust its supply of available numbers by March 2015.

The telecommunications industry has filed a petition with seven different options that include both geographic splits and overlays.

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