UK Area Code information for Cookstown

Cookstown Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 02886 area code to service Cookstown and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Cookstown Exchange Information

Cookstown NICK

The Cookstown exchange has 6,823 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
BT80 8NR
BT80 8NS
BT80 8XF
BT80 8NT
BT80 8PA
BT80 8NZ
BT80 8PL
BT80 8NL
BT80 8NY
BT80 8NE
BT80 8NF
BT80 8PQ
BT80 8PD
BT80 8NU
BT80 8TS
BT80 8PH
BT80 8PG
BT80 8AL
BT80 8PF
BT80 8NN
BT80 8YP
BT80 8NX
BT80 8NW
BT80 8NJ
BT80 8QG
BT80 8XY
BT80 8NQ
BT80 8LR
BT80 8LT
BT80 8NP
BT80 8LX
BT80 8LY
BT80 8LZ
BT80 8LU
BT80 8LW
BT80 8LP
BT80 8LL
BT80 8PE
BT80 8NB
BT80 8NG
BT80 0NE
BT80 8AB
BT80 8AD
BT80 8AE
BT80 8AA
BT80 8QW
BT80 8ND
BT80 8NA
BT80 8BB
BT80 8AZ

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.