UK Area Code information for Barnstaple

Barnstaple Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01271 area code to service Barnstaple and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Barnstaple

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Barnstaple comprises postcodes covering roughly 8,694km2 containing 1,289 commercial properties and 15,674 domestic properties.

Barnstaple Exchange Information

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The Barnstaple exchange has 1,289 commercial and 15,674 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
EX31 1DF
EX31 1DT
EX31 1DU
EX31 1UB
EX32 2SB
EX31 1DX
EX31 1EA
EX31 1EE
EX31 1EG
EX31 1DY
EX31 1TS
EX31 1DL
EX31 1UA
EX31 1DZ
EX32 2ST
EX32 2TD
EX32 2TJ
EX32 2TL
EX32 2TE
EX32 2TF
EX32 2TH
EX32 2SU
EX32 2SY
EX32 2TA
EX32 2TB
EX32 2SZ
EX32 2SW
EX32 2SX
EX32 2SH
EX32 2SP
EX32 2SR
EX32 2SS
EX32 2SQ
EX32 2SJ
EX32 2SL
EX32 2SN
EX32 2SA
EX32 2SD
EX32 2SF
EX32 2SG
EX32 2SE
EX31 1EB
EX31 1ED
EX31 1DQ
EX31 1EL
EX31 1DG
EX31 1JF
EX31 1DR
EX31 1DH
EX31 1ER

Broadband Connectivity Type Definitions

Different telephone exchanges have different broadband connectivity depending on their geographic location, the consumers they serve (demand and composition of those consumers) and the competative landscape in that locale. As a result there is a mix of services and related performance which BT classify as follows;

Fixed Rate

There for three fixed rate lines; 512Kbps, 1Mbps and 2Mbps. As with IPStream 500, 1000 and 2000, these have an upstream capped at 288Kbps. Note that all of the other WBC products apart from these are strictly rate adaptive (like ADSL Max).

WBC Fixed Rate

Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) offers high-speed, high-performance broadband services.


BT's original ADSL2+ wholesale product with an option of an upstream cap at 448Kbps or no cap at all. ADSL2+ can achieve up to 1Mbps upstream.


ADSL2+ (also known as 21CN (21st Century Network) and WBC (Wholesale Broadband Connect) is a high speed broadband service which offers download speeds of up to 24Mbs and upload speeds of up to 1Mbs.

WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M

ADSL2+ Annex M offers up to 2.5Mbps upstream in the UK. This product is used by many businesses who could previously only find this level of upstream bandwidth with SDSL. Note that there is no option for a capped upstream with this product.

FTTC Range A (Clean)

FTTC Range A is a range where the circuits are deemed to be free of any copper line faults, and any local wiring issues (in a customer's premises). This range is often very wide for both upload and download, and does beg the question of why a copper line fault may exist without being fixed.

FTTC Range B (Impacted)

FTTC Range B is a range where circuits may have copper faults and/or internal wiring issues at a customer's site. The term impacted could be useful, as sometimes crosstalk is mentioned as something that impacts on line speeds, but there is no official word from BT on whether either Range A or Range B take into account the effects of crosstalk.

FTTP On Demand

Fiber to the home (FTTH), also called "fiber to the premises" (FTTP), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access. FTTH dramatically increases the connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies now used in most places.