UK Area Code information for Stafford

Stafford Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01785 area code to service Stafford and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Stafford

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Stafford comprises postcodes covering roughly 20,473km2 containing 1,516 commercial properties and 30,123 domestic properties.

Stafford Exchange Information

Milford WMMFD

The Milford exchange has 93 commercial and 4,533 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;
ST17 0LD
ST17 0LW
ST17 0LB
ST17 0LA
ST17 0UN
ST17 0LE
ST17 0LF
ST17 0JN
ST17 0JZ
ST17 0JY
ST17 0JP
ST17 0JR
ST17 0LR
ST17 0LN
ST17 0LG
ST17 0LQ
ST17 0JL
ST17 0LP
ST17 0JU
ST17 0LL
ST17 0NW
ST17 0NN
ST17 0LU
ST17 0LT
ST17 0LH
ST17 0NH
ST17 0JX
ST17 0RT
ST17 0LX
ST17 0LS
ST17 0JS
ST17 0LY
ST17 0LZ
ST17 0NP
ST17 0AF
ST17 0FB
ST17 0HW
ST17 0HY
ST17 0UT
ST17 0UZ
ST17 0SR
ST17 0UE
ST17 0UG
ST17 0US
ST17 0LJ
ST17 0ND
ST17 0JH
ST17 0JT
ST17 0NQ
ST17 0NF

Stafford WMSPA

The Stafford exchange has 1,423 commercial and 25,590 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
ST16 3AA
ST16 2NB
ST16 2DQ
ST16 3DW
ST16 3ED
ST16 2LY
ST16 3BL
ST16 2LZ
ST16 2NA
ST16 2SU
ST16 3AB
ST16 2LN
ST16 2ND
ST16 2LP
ST16 9SA
ST16 3AQ
ST16 9TE
ST16 9TG
ST16 9TH
ST16 9WU
ST16 9ZQ
ST16 9ZT
ST16 9ZA
ST16 9TQ
ST16 9SJ
ST16 9SU
ST16 9SZ
ST16 9TB
ST16 9TD
ST16 9TA
ST16 9SW
ST16 9SX
ST16 9SY
ST16 9SL
ST16 9SQ
ST16 9SS
ST16 9ST
ST16 9SR
ST16 9SN
ST16 9SP
ST16 9SE
ST16 9SG
ST16 9SH
ST16 9SF
ST16 9BH
ST16 9SB
ST16 9SD
ST16 3FJ
ST16 2NG
ST16 2DH

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.