UK Area Code information for Fort William

Fort William Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01397 area code to service Fort William and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Fort William Exchange Information

Fort William NSFWM

The Fort William exchange has 405 commercial and 4,025 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
PH33 6EG
PH33 6EQ
PH33 6EA
PH33 6XX
PH33 6XY
PH33 6XG
PH33 6EF
PH33 6EE
PH33 6QP
PH33 6RA
PH33 6DZ
PH33 6DY
PH33 6ED
PH33 6EB
PH33 6XQ
PH33 6DX
PH33 6DB
PH33 6RG
PH33 6AF
PH33 6RB
PH33 6AB
PH33 6QY
PH33 6AD
PH33 6DU
PH33 6QX
PH33 6DQ
PH33 6LE
PH33 6DG
PH33 6RF
PH33 6LH
PH33 6AE
PH33 6AG
PH33 6DN
PH33 6LD
PH33 6EP
PH33 6AH
PH33 6LF
PH33 6DF
PH33 6AQ
PH33 6AW
PH33 6EZ
PH33 6DR
PH33 6DL
PH33 6LJ
PH33 6RD
PH33 6DT
PH33 6QS
PH33 6DH
PH33 6JE
PH33 6AJ

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.