UK Area Code information for Newtown

Newtown Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01686 area code to service Newtown and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Newtown

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Newtown comprises postcodes covering roughly 4,653km2 containing 525 commercial properties and 5,476 domestic properties.

Newtown Exchange Information

Newtown WNNN

The Newtown exchange has 525 commercial and 5,476 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
SY16 1YY
SY16 1DS
SY16 1DR
SY16 1YZ
SY16 3AG
SY16 1DW
SY16 1DX
SY16 1DP
SY16 1DZ
SY16 2JB
SY16 1DU
SY16 1DY
SY16 1DL
SY16 3AF
SY16 2JG
SY16 2JD
SY16 1AD
SY16 1DJ
SY16 2JF
SY16 1DN
SY16 1NB
SY16 2HU
SY16 2JA
SY16 2JJ
SY16 2HG
SY16 1DH
SY16 2JE
SY16 2JQ
SY16 2JH
SY16 3AH
SY16 2JU
SY16 2HT
SY16 2JS
SY16 1ND
SY16 2AP
SY16 1DT
SY16 4EE
SY16 2HY
SY16 2JT
SY16 2HZ
SY16 1NE
SY16 2JL
SY16 1NA
SY16 2PF
SY16 2PJ
SY16 1DF
SY16 1DQ
SY16 1DB
SY16 2JX
SY16 1NF

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.