UK Area Code information for Lochgilphead

Lochgilphead Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01546 area code to service Lochgilphead and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Lochgilphead Exchange Information

Lochgilphead WSLOC

The Lochgilphead exchange has 188 commercial and 2,305 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
PA31 8LU
PA31 8TD
PA31 8LX
PA31 8LT
PA31 8TJ
PA31 8LY
PA31 8TA
PA31 8ND
PA31 8LZ
PA31 8NE
PA31 8NB
PA31 8LH
PA31 8UT
PA31 8JQ
PA31 8LP
PA31 8LS
PA31 8AL
PA31 8LL
PA31 8ST
PA31 8NU
PA31 8LN
PA31 8JG
PA31 9AG
PA31 9AB
PA31 8JH
PA31 9BA
PA31 9BB
PA31 9BD
PA32 8YL
PA31 9ZZ
PA31 8YH
PA31 8WA
PA31 8YJ
PA31 9AD
PA31 9AF
PA31 9AE
PA31 8YL
PA31 9AA
PA31 8WB
PA31 8YB
PA31 8YG
PA31 8YF
PA31 8WX
PA31 8YA
PA31 8TL
PA31 8NA
PA31 8NS
PA31 8LW
PA31 8JS
PA31 8NX

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.