UK Area Code information for Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01388 area code to service Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Bishop Auckland

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Bishop Auckland comprises postcodes covering roughly 7,315km2 containing 869 commercial properties and 16,532 domestic properties.

Bishop Auckland Exchange Information

West Auckland NEWAU

The West Auckland exchange has 117 commercial and 3,298 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
DL14 9LD
DL14 9LE
DL14 9LG
DL14 9LX
DL14 9LY
DL14 9LB
DL14 9LJ
DL14 9LQ
DL14 9LZ
DL14 9LH
DL14 9YX
DL14 9NA
DL14 9LL
DL14 9LS
DL14 9LN
DL14 9LF
DL14 9HY
DL14 9JX
DL14 9LA
DL14 9UA
DL14 9PS
DL14 9LW
DL14 9HL
DL14 9UE
DL14 9JT
DL14 9UL
DL14 9UF
DL14 9HX
DL14 9JU
DL14 9JR
DL14 9LP
DL14 9UD
DL14 9LR
DL14 9HW
DL14 9LT
DL14 9JL
DL14 9JJ
DL14 9UB
DL14 9JN
DL14 9JY
DL14 9JQ
DL14 9LU
DL14 9JS
DL14 9HQ
DL14 9JP
DL14 9HF
DL14 9HG
DL14 9HP
DL14 9AQ
DL14 9JW

Bishop Auckland NEBA

The Bishop Auckland exchange has 752 commercial and 13,234 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
DL14 7AX
DL14 7AB
DL14 7AH
DL14 7AN
DL14 7EX
DL14 7AA
DL14 7JA
DL14 7AD
DL14 7EZ
DL14 7BE
DL14 7HN
DL14 7HA
DL14 7AY
DL14 7EY
DL14 7JQ
DL14 7EW
DL14 7AF
DL14 7AP
DL14 7AR
DL14 7AS
DL14 7AT
DL14 7EQ
DL14 7HL
DL14 7BH
DL14 7EU
DL14 7JP
DL14 7HT
DL14 7AE
DL14 7ET
DL14 7EG
DL14 7JJ
DL14 7JL
DL14 7DU
DL14 7HB
DL14 7AJ
DL14 7ER
DL14 7AG
DL14 7DR
DL14 7HQ
DL14 7NE
DL14 7EF
DL14 7HD
DL14 7ES
DL14 7HZ
DL14 7JB
DL14 7HG
DL14 7EP
DL14 7HF
DL14 7HP
DL14 7LJ

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.