UK Area Code information for Boston

Boston Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01205 area code to service Boston and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Boston

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Boston comprises postcodes covering roughly 13,284km2 containing 912 commercial properties and 17,981 domestic properties.

Boston Exchange Information


The Boston exchange has 912 commercial and 17,981 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
PE21 6QQ
PE21 6NE
PE21 6QH
PE21 6QL
PE21 6QT
PE21 6QG
PE21 6JR
PE21 6QW
PE21 6QP
PE21 6QS
PE21 6UB
PE21 6QD
PE21 6QE
PE21 6QF
PE21 6QX
PE21 6QR
PE21 6SS
PE21 6QN
PE21 6QB
PE21 6RA
PE21 6EB
PE21 6AB
PE20 1NH
PE20 1QX
PE21 0TB
PE21 0WB
PE21 6AH
PE20 1RH
PE20 1SE
PE20 2QF
PE20 3UB
PE21 0QH
PE21 0TA
PE21 0PG
PE20 2QG
PE20 3TD
PE22 7WL
PE22 7WP
PE22 7WQ
PE22 9ER
PE22 9QG
PE22 9QN
PE22 9JU
PE22 7ZE
PE21 8WR
PE21 9SE
PE22 0BW
PE22 0YH
PE22 7DD
PE22 0TX

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.