UK Area Code information for Chard

Chard Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01460 area code to service Chard and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Chard

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Chard comprises postcodes covering roughly 3,702km2 containing 402 commercial properties and 6,691 domestic properties.

Chard Exchange Information


The Chard exchange has 402 commercial and 6,691 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
TA20 1EP
TA20 1ER
TA20 1EL
TA20 1FT
TA20 1GB
TA20 1AE
TA20 1AG
TA20 1GA
TA20 1PF
TA20 1HE
TA20 2AF
TA20 1QE
TA20 1AF
TA20 1ES
TA20 2LW
TA20 2DL
TA20 1AQ
TA20 2DA
TA20 1EX
TA20 2AZ
TA20 1HF
TA20 1AN
TA20 1AH
TA20 1QA
TA20 2TP
TA20 2TR
TA20 1RH
TA20 2AA
TA20 2BP
TA20 1EW
TA20 1EU
TA20 2AY
TA20 1AD
TA20 1LT
TA20 9BW
TA20 9DJ
TA20 9AY
TA20 9BH
TA20 9BP
TA20 9BR
TA20 9BQ
TA20 9BJ
TA20 9BN
TA20 9AZ
TA20 9BD
TA20 9BF
TA20 9BG
TA20 9BA
TA20 9BB
TA20 1PD

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.