UK Area Code information for Penrith

Penrith Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01768 area code to service Penrith and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Penrith

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Penrith comprises postcodes covering roughly 4,651km2 containing 709 commercial properties and 8,364 domestic properties.

Penrith Exchange Information

Penrith LCPEN

The Penrith exchange has 709 commercial and 8,364 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;
CA11 7XR
CA11 7NX
CA11 7XY
CA11 7QH
CA11 7XJ
CA11 7XP
CA11 7YQ
CA11 7XU
CA11 8RT
CA11 7XW
CA11 7XX
CA11 7YG
CA11 8BT
CA11 7AJ
CA11 7AH
CA11 7YP
CA11 7AW
CA11 7FB
CA11 7AN
CA11 8JL
CA11 7XT
CA11 7AG
CA11 8JJ
CA11 8ET
CA11 7YJ
CA11 7BH
CA11 7EJ
CA11 7AP
CA11 7AY
CA11 7TL
CA11 7XZ
CA11 7YF
CA11 7BE
CA11 7YH
CA11 7EL
CA11 7YE
CA11 7YL
CA11 7AR
CA11 7AB
CA11 7AZ
CA11 8DG
CA11 7BQ
CA11 7BA
CA11 8DE
CA11 7TJ
CA11 7YA
CA11 7AU
CA11 7YN
CA11 7AS
CA11 7AF

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.