In March 2005, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made 8-1-1 the universal number for the 71 regional services that coordinate location services for underground public utilities in the U.S.[dated info] Before that time, each of these "call before you dig" services had its own 800 number, and the FCC and others wanted to make it as easy as possible for everyone planning an excavation to call first. This safety measure not only prevents damage that interrupts telecommunications, but also the cutting of electricity, water mains, and natural gas pipes.
The FCC made this announcement on 3/14/05 - see below.
On March 14, 2005 the FCC Designates 811 as the Nationwide Number to Protect Pipelines, Utilities from Excavation Damage - click here for the link.
3/14 (314) is also known as "Pi Day" - a day that the U.S. Congress officially designated by a proclamation in 2009 four years later - click here for the link.
The Year 2005 was the "Year of The Eucharist" as designated by the late Pope John Paul II who passed away earlier in the same year on 4/02. The 8/11 mo/day fell on a Thursday that year which is the only day that we are to pray the Luminous Mysteries - otherwise referred to as "The Mysteries of Light" - which were instituted by an Apostolic Letter "Rosarium Virginis Mariae" issed by Pope John Paul II in October 2002 at the beginning of "The Year of The Rosary". The Luminous Mysteries conclude with the 5th Mystery "The Institution of the Eucharist" as follows:
The Institution of the Eucharist
"Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies 'to the end' his love for humanity (Jn 13:1), for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice." click here.
The "Year of the Eucharist" 2005 was very special for another simple-mathematical reason as follows:
2005 = 401 prime X 5.
401 is the prime of the word Rosary (961197) = 401 prime X 2397
August 11, 2005 (Thursday) was/is the 2011th anniversary of the Divine Birth of our Lord God Jesus Christ. If you advance three (3) cycles of 811 days from 3/14/05 - the day of the FCC's "National 811 Service" announcement - you will arrive at 11/11/11 - that's three (3) perfect 11's side by side. And if you move forward another three (3) cycles of 811 days from 11/11/11 you will arrive at 7/10/18 which will be the 191st day of that year. 191 is the prime of God (764) = 191 prime X 4.
Since 2005 the 8/11 (811) mo/day has been used to promote "811 Call Before You Dig Services" as in this video from the floor of the NYSE on 8/10:
Today - December 5, 2012 - is Day ONE (1) of the 23 "I (9) Am (14)" cycle which will close out the end of the 909th cycle of 811 prime days since the birth of our Lord God Jesus Christ - August 11th in 6 BC - on 12/27/12.
There's even a national educational campaign for kids.