UK Area Code information for Hawkshead

Hawkshead Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01539 area code to service Hawkshead and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Hawkshead Exchange Information

Hawkshead LCHAW

The Hawkshead exchange has 77 commercial and 437 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
LA22 0NS
LA22 0RN
LA22 0PA
LA22 0NU
LA22 0PJ
LA22 0NZ
LA22 0PE
LA22 0NY
LA22 0PB
LA22 0NX
LA22 0PG
LA22 0QP
LA22 0PH
LA22 0NE
LA22 0PF
LA22 0PQ
LA22 0QS
LA22 0NP
LA22 0NT
LA22 0NR
LA22 0QW
LA22 0NB
LA22 0NW
LA22 0PD
LA22 0ND
LA22 0RL
LA22 0PZ
LA22 0PL
LA22 0NN
LA22 0JR
LA22 0JS
LA22 0JU
LA22 0NA
LA22 0QG
LA22 0PN
LA22 0QB
LA22 0QA
LA22 0JT
LA22 0NL
LA22 0NJ
LA22 0QE
LA22 0PS
LA22 0PW
LA22 0JG
LA22 0QD
LA22 0NQ
LA22 0JX
LA22 0PY
LA22 0NH
LA22 0PP

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.