UK Area Code information for Buxton

Buxton Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01298 area code to service Buxton and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Buxton

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Buxton comprises postcodes covering roughly 5,386km2 containing 864 commercial properties and 10,284 domestic properties.

Buxton Exchange Information

Buxton MRBUX

The Buxton exchange has 864 commercial and 10,284 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
SK17 0FA
SK17 0FE
SK17 6US
SK17 9WT
SK17 9WU
SK17 9WX
SK23 7ZT
SK17 9XF
SK17 9XJ
SK23 7XD
SK23 7ZA
SK17 9YZ
SK17 6WB
SK17 7YG
SK17 9EF
SK17 9RR
SK17 9WP
SK17 9WR
SK17 9WS
SK17 9WQ
SK17 9WA
SK17 9WL
SK17 9WN
SK17 9FB
SK17 9FL
SK17 9FT
SK17 9FU
SK17 9FR
SK17 7YZ
SK17 8WP
SK17 8WU
SK17 9AP
SK17 9BR
SK17 8WX
SK17 8WQ
SK17 8WR
SK17 8WS
SK17 8FD
SK17 8FL
SK17 8NQ
SK17 8WN
SK17 8NF
SK17 8FE
SK17 6WL
SK17 7FD
SK17 7WR
SK17 7WW
SK17 7WZ
SK17 7YF
SK17 7WS

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.