UK Area Code information for Downpatrick

Downpatrick Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 02844 area code to service Downpatrick and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Downpatrick Exchange Information

Downpatrick NIDP

The Downpatrick exchange has 6,026 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;
BT30 6EJ
BT30 6EH
BT30 6ER
BT30 6EL
BT30 6EW
BT30 6GG
BT30 6GB
BT30 6EA
BT30 6HD
BT30 6NQ
BT30 6EU
BT30 6ET
BT30 6HE
BT30 6AG
BT30 6AT
BT30 6HF
BT30 6AU
BT30 6NG
BT30 6FG
BT30 6SZ
BT30 6EP
BT30 6AQ
BT30 6BD
BT30 6ES
BT30 6BN
BT30 6AP
BT30 6AR
BT30 6EN
BT30 6AB
BT30 6BU
BT30 6EY
BT30 6AN
BT30 6AD
BT30 6BP
BT30 6TS
BT30 6AF
BT30 6BW
BT30 6AL
BT30 6AY
BT30 6AS
BT30 6AH
BT30 6LY
BT30 6EX
BT30 6LW
BT30 6LP
BT30 6TH
BT30 6BX
BT30 6AW
BT30 6UB
BT30 6UE

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.