UK Area Code information for Frome

Frome Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01373 area code to service Frome and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Frome

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Frome comprises postcodes covering roughly 6,345km2 containing 606 commercial properties and 11,699 domestic properties.

Frome Exchange Information


The Frome exchange has 606 commercial and 11,699 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
BA11 1AY
BA11 1AU
BA11 1AT
BA11 1AZ
BA11 1FF
BA11 1BG
BA11 1FE
BA11 1BB
BA11 1AS
BA11 1BD
BA11 1BQ
BA11 1AR
BA11 1AP
BA11 1BA
BA11 1BE
BA11 1AL
BA11 1AW
BA11 2AB
BA11 1PS
BA11 1AN
BA11 1AB
BA11 1AD
BA11 1AA
BA11 1BS
BA11 1AX
BA11 1BR
BA11 1BH
BA11 1BJ
BA11 1XH
BA11 1ZY
BA11 1XP
BA11 1WG
BA11 1XG
BA11 1AJ
BA11 1BT
BA11 1QW
BA11 1AF
BA11 3HY
BA11 1RZ
BA11 1BN
BA11 1AE
BA11 3HU
BA11 2EB
BA11 1BW
BA11 3JB
BA11 1AH
BA11 1DG
BA11 1DR
BA11 1PW
BA11 1BX

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.