UK Area Code information for Penicuik

Penicuik Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01968 area code to service Penicuik and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Penicuik Exchange Information

Penicuik ESPCK

The Penicuik exchange has 189 commercial and 6,952 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
EH26 8AQ
EH26 8BZ
EH26 8AH
EH26 8AJ
EH26 8DB
EH26 8AG
EH26 8NG
EH26 8AL
EH26 8NF
EH26 8BJ
EH26 8BY
EH26 8NQ
EH26 8AW
EH26 8NH
EH26 8AP
EH26 8HL
EH26 8BH
EH26 8AN
EH26 8AS
EH26 9BL
EH26 8BL
EH26 8NE
EH26 8BQ
EH26 9BN
EH26 0HA
EH26 8AR
EH26 9BJ
EH26 8BN
EH26 8AA
EH26 8BX
EH26 0EY
EH26 0EZ
EH26 8HH
EH26 9WB
EH26 9YU
EH26 9YX
EH26 9YZ
EH26 9WD
EH26 9WX
EH26 9YR
EH26 9YS
EH26 9YA
EH26 9WU
EH26 9WW
EH26 9WA
EH26 8YP
EH26 8YU
EH26 8YW
EH26 8YX
EH26 8WU

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.