UK Area Code information for Forres

Forres Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01309 area code to service Forres and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Forres Exchange Information

Forres NSFRS

The Forres exchange has 253 commercial and 5,098 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
IV36 1PX
IV36 0PX
IV36 0NN
IV36 1PU
IV36 0PU
IV36 1QQ
IV36 1NN
IV36 0NW
IV36 0QE
IV36 1NW
IV36 1PY
IV36 0PY
IV36 1QE
IV36 0QF
IV36 1QF
IV36 1DU
IV36 0DX
IV36 1DX
IV36 1GE
IV36 0GE
IV36 0NP
IV36 0DU
IV36 1WB
IV36 1WF
IV36 1WG
IV36 1ZW
IV36 0QB
IV36 1QA
IV36 1LP
IV36 1QD
IV36 1NP
IV36 1LA
IV36 0NR
IV36 0LA
IV36 0LQ
IV36 1PZ
IV36 1LE
IV36 1LH
IV36 0QD
IV36 1QB
IV36 0LE
IV36 1NR
IV36 0PZ
IV36 0LH
IV36 0QA
IV36 0DY
IV36 1NS
IV36 1DY
IV36 0LB
IV36 0WR

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.