UK Area Code information for Kidderminster

Kidderminster Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01562 area code to service Kidderminster and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Kidderminster

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Kidderminster comprises postcodes covering roughly 16,897km2 containing 1,274 commercial properties and 24,702 domestic properties.

Kidderminster Exchange Information

Kidderminster WMKD

The Kidderminster exchange has 1,274 commercial and 24,702 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
DY10 2EA
DY10 2ED
DY10 2BG
DY10 2DY
DY10 2BQ
DY10 2DZ
DY10 2DU
DY10 2ER
DY10 2BH
DY10 2BL
DY10 1PT
DY10 1PF
DY10 2BD
DY10 2DP
DY10 2EG
DY10 2JB
DY10 2DW
DY10 2EQ
DY10 2JA
DY10 2HJ
DY10 2HL
DY10 1PQ
DY10 2BP
DY10 2EH
DY10 1EB
DY10 2EF
DY10 2BN
DY10 1PW
DY10 2DG
DY10 2DN
DY10 2EE
DY10 2JL
DY10 2EL
DY10 1PD
DY10 2DQ
DY10 1RL
DY10 2BS
DY10 2DX
DY10 2BF
DY10 2BA
DY10 2AU
DY10 1PE
DY10 1PG
DY10 2AY
DY10 2AR
DY10 2AX
DY10 2AT
DY10 2ES
DY10 2JE
DY10 2AZ

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.