UK Area Code information for Prudhoe

Prudhoe Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01661 area code to service Prudhoe and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Prudhoe

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Prudhoe comprises postcodes covering roughly 3,465km2 containing 266 commercial properties and 5,308 domestic properties.

Prudhoe Exchange Information


The Wylam exchange has 84 commercial and 1,839 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
NE41 8DH
NE41 8AL
NE41 8AN
NE41 8AJ
NE41 8AH
NE41 8AQ
NE41 8AA
NE41 8DG
NE41 8AG
NE41 8DQ
NE41 8DF
NE41 8BY
NE41 8AE
NE41 8BT
NE41 8AB
NE41 8AW
NE41 8AF
NE41 8AP
NE41 8AD
NE41 8AR
NE41 8DJ
NE41 8HE
NE41 8ES
NE41 8AT
NE41 8JB
NE41 8AX
NE41 8BS
NE41 8EP
NE41 8YY
NE41 8ER
NE41 8EN
NE41 8DL
NE41 8EW
NE41 8EA
NE41 8AS
NE41 8DN
NE41 8AU
NE41 8ET
NE41 8DT
NE41 8DA
NE41 8HD
NE41 8AZ
NE41 8DP
NE41 8AY
NE41 8BA
NE41 8DU
NE41 8DE
NE41 8EL
NE41 8DS
NE41 8EY

Prudhoe NEPH

The Prudhoe exchange has 266 commercial and 5,308 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;
NE42 5PY
NE42 5PX
NE42 5PZ
NE42 5HJ
NE42 5PE
NE42 5QA
NE42 5HD
NE42 5PU
NE42 5HH
NE42 5PP
NE42 5HF
NE42 5AA
NE42 5HG
NE42 5HL
NE42 5AB
NE42 5HE
NE42 5PR
NE42 5HU
NE42 5PW
NE42 5JT
NE42 5AD
NE42 5QB
NE42 5JY
NE42 5HN
NE42 5DE
NE42 5AE
NE42 5BF
NE42 5HP
NE42 5HQ
NE42 5DD
NE42 5JD
NE42 5DB
NE42 5JU
NE42 5QW
NE42 6EG
NE42 5JS
NE42 5JX
NE42 5QD
NE42 5LE
NE42 6EU
NE42 5HW
NE42 6PD
NE42 5DG
NE42 5ND
NE42 5NE
NE42 5NG
NE42 5NF
NE42 5NA
NE42 5QN
NE42 6EW

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.