UK Area Code information for Stowmarket

Stowmarket Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01449 area code to service Stowmarket and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Stowmarket

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Stowmarket comprises postcodes covering roughly 6,128km2 containing 535 commercial properties and 10,543 domestic properties.

Stowmarket Exchange Information

Stowmarket EASTM

The Stowmarket exchange has 535 commercial and 10,543 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
IP14 1AR
IP14 1AP
IP14 1AD
IP14 1AF
IP14 1GY
IP14 1WL
IP14 1WX
IP14 1XD
IP14 1YN
IP14 1WY
IP14 1WZ
IP14 9BW
IP14 1WN
IP14 1WR
IP14 1WT
IP14 1WU
IP14 9BT
IP14 9BR
IP14 9BS
IP14 1WS
IP14 9BQ
IP14 9BL
IP14 9BN
IP14 1WP
IP14 1WQ
IP14 9BH
IP14 9BJ
IP14 9BF
IP14 9AY
IP14 9BA
IP14 9BB
IP14 9AZ
IP14 1PB
IP14 1PF
IP14 1UX
IP14 1UY
IP14 1UZ
IP14 9AS
IP14 6YA
IP14 9AF
IP14 6WW
IP14 6WY
IP14 6WZ
IP14 6WX
IP14 1PQ
IP14 6SF
IP14 6WT
IP14 6WU
IP14 6WP
IP14 5WZ

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.