UK Area Code information for Penzance

Penzance Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01736 area code to service Penzance and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Penzance

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Penzance comprises postcodes covering roughly 4,621km2 containing 849 commercial properties and 10,434 domestic properties.

Penzance Exchange Information

Penzance WWPENZ

The Penzance exchange has 849 commercial and 10,434 domestic properties.
Wbc Fttp
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
TR18 2NL
TR18 2LZ
TR18 4AX
TR18 4AL
TR18 4AE
TR18 2FH
TR18 4AJ
TR18 2JL
TR18 4AD
TR18 2NA
TR18 2JB
TR18 2LN
TR18 2LY
TR18 2LD
TR18 2JQ
TR18 2JA
TR18 2LW
TR18 2NN
TR18 4BQ
TR18 2JH
TR18 2LB
TR18 2NT
TR18 2JE
TR18 2JP
TR18 2NB
TR18 2NW
TR18 2JJ
TR18 2JG
TR18 4BU
TR18 4AG
TR18 2SE
TR18 4AN
TR18 2JW
TR18 4BJ
TR18 2JD
TR18 4BY
TR18 2SF
TR18 2NE
TR18 2JF
TR18 2JN
TR18 2LU
TR18 4EG
TR18 4AW
TR18 2LA
TR18 2ND
TR18 2FB
TR18 4AF
TR18 2TR
TR18 2EQ
TR18 2TW

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.