UK Area Code information for Whitehaven

Whitehaven Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01946 area code to service Whitehaven and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Whitehaven

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Whitehaven comprises postcodes covering roughly 7,236km2 containing 649 commercial properties and 12,927 domestic properties.

Whitehaven Exchange Information

Whitehaven LCWHI

The Whitehaven exchange has 649 commercial and 12,927 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;
CA28 7PA
CA28 7PB
CA28 7PE
CA28 7TA
CA28 7BT
CA28 7PF
CA28 7PD
CA28 7PG
CA28 7SL
CA28 7SN
CA28 7NZ
CA28 7NN
CA28 7GB
CA28 7ST
CA28 7RF
CA28 7JA
CA28 7SQ
CA28 7ND
CA28 7NU
CA28 7RB
CA28 7NL
CA28 7NJ
CA28 7NH
CA28 7SH
CA28 7QZ
CA28 7NG
CA28 7NS
CA28 7SR
CA28 7NW
CA28 7NT
CA28 7PW
CA28 7NX
CA28 7PQ
CA28 7AH
CA28 7AF
CA28 7BG
CA28 7NP
CA28 7AD
CA28 7NB
CA28 7NF
CA28 7QF
CA28 7PN
CA28 7DD
CA28 7RH
CA28 7BJ
CA28 7AE
CA28 7PH
CA28 7AL
CA28 7QY
CA28 7RA

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.