Broadband Statistics for Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Broadband Providers14
Fastest Speed870.81 Mbps
Average Speed33.36 Mbps
Fastest ProviderHyperoptic

Broadband Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh residents have run speed tests on 14 broadband providers. This number is 134.90% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 internet service providers. ISPs available in Edinburgh include Virgin Media, TalkTalk, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Edinburgh is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 654.67 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 47.86—192.75 Mbps. Edinburgh's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 870.81 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Edinburgh is 33.36 Mbps, which is 1.37% above the The United Kingdom national average of 32.91 Mbps, and 1.99% above the average of 32.71 Mbps in Edinburgh. Internet speeds in Edinburgh are typically faster than Queensferry, but slower than Fairmilehead. Nearby cities include York Place with speeds 13.97—52.04 Mbps, West End with speeds 16.11—174.07 Mbps, and Newington with speeds 13.82—45.47 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Glide in Edinburgh
    67.71 — 172.73 Mbps
    267.47 Mbps
    74.57 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Edinburgh
    47.86 — 192.75 Mbps
    654.67 Mbps
    76.29 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Edinburgh
    35.05 — 155.99 Mbps
    870.81 Mbps
    53.38 Mbps
  • CCS Leeds
    53.13 — 86.76 Mbps
    102.31 Mbps
    60.69 Mbps
  • BT in Edinburgh
    18.21 — 60.9 Mbps
    671.36 Mbps
    32.99 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Edinburgh
    19.37 — 36.26 Mbps
    73.73 Mbps
    24.05 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Edinburgh
    11.28 — 36.37 Mbps
    512.3 Mbps
    15.43 Mbps
  • EE in Edinburgh
    9.54 — 38.08 Mbps
    343.41 Mbps
    12.67 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Edinburgh
    10.07 — 35.22 Mbps
    71.75 Mbps
    14.86 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Edinburgh
    7.8 — 34.77 Mbps
    73.94 Mbps
    11.62 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Edinburgh
    7.17 — 31.46 Mbps
    148.06 Mbps
    9.78 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Edinburgh
    6.36 — 28.54 Mbps
    118.61 Mbps
    7.47 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Edinburgh
    9.38 — 12.11 Mbps
    13.54 Mbps
    10.9 Mbps
  • CIX in Edinburgh
    0.86 — 7.09 Mbps
    31.6 Mbps
    1.06 Mbps

Broadband in Edinburgh


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Edinburgh

870.81 Mbps

Edinburgh's fastest speed

21.01—102.77 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Edinburgh residents

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Edinburgh Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeEdinburghUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps32.01%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps23.85%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps16.23%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.14%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps18.21%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps3.58%2.33%

How Edinburgh Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.58—92.44 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.92—71.32 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.87—70.07 Mbps27.84 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.01—57.79 Mbps25.27 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12.02—59.62 Mbps18 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.66—84.04 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Edinburgh

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Colinton802.57 Mbps54.74—356.72 Mbps75.92 Mbps9
2Kirkliston136.88 Mbps43.81—70.12 Mbps57.94 Mbps5
3Gorgie859.09 Mbps30.2—92.13 Mbps38.6 Mbps9
4Balerno758 Mbps25.31—53.73 Mbps35.26 Mbps10
5Fairmilehead782.77 Mbps24.99—63.11 Mbps33.98 Mbps8
6Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 Mbps14
7Corstorphine776.36 Mbps21.67—86.63 Mbps31.6 Mbps9
8Liberton741.66 Mbps21.54—68.01 Mbps30.73 Mbps10
9Drylaw788.05 Mbps21.35—59.79 Mbps28.79 Mbps8
10Gilmerton654.73 Mbps18.06—70.67 Mbps27.04 Mbps7
11Granton913.87 Mbps18.25—65.37 Mbps26.48 Mbps9
12Newington496.5 Mbps13.82—45.47 Mbps20.57 Mbps9
13Currie192.33 Mbps13.78—52.76 Mbps20.49 Mbps8
14Duddingston614.06 Mbps11.75—52.9 Mbps16.4 Mbps8

Edinburgh Broadband Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Edinburgh Compares for Internet Speed in Edinburgh

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
5Balerno758 Mbps25.31—53.73 Mbps35.26 MbpsFaster
6Fairmilehead782.77 Mbps24.99—63.11 Mbps33.98 MbpsFaster
7Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 Mbps-
8Queensferry116.24 Mbps23.33—46.64 Mbps31.94 MbpsSlower
9Corstorphine776.36 Mbps21.67—86.63 Mbps31.6 MbpsSlower

Edinburgh Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Edinburgh testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Edinburgh ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Edinburgh resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Edinburgh's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.98% were fast, 28.99% slow, and 27.03% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 21:03:31220 secs59.67 Mbps53.03 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 20:56:36225 secs13.66 Mbps338.69 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 20:36:23212 mins25.67 Mbps102.49 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 19:48:06210 mins57.53 Mbps10.84 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 18:58:5834 mins9.04 Mbps12.07 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 19:01:43349 secs60.07 Mbps79.49 MbpsImproved
BT20 Apr 2021 18:32:0047 mins6.29 Mbps6.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 18:08:25222 mins61.29 Mbps61.37 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 17:33:14253 secs4.94 Mbps52.64 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 16:36:44226 mins77.34 Mbps70.22 Mbps
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 16:21:57432 mins59.84 Mbps61.47 Mbps
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 16:39:1522 mins34.91 Mbps36.97 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 15:29:11222 mins13.83 Mbps9.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 15:07:5623 mins32.21 Mbps23.44 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 15:07:40224 secs5.58 Mbps4.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet20 Apr 2021 12:14:22215 mins34.34 Mbps35.46 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 12:04:07223 mins96.33 Mbps16.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 10:49:16313 mins6.92 Mbps109.64 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Apr 2021 10:42:1324 mins54.92 Mbps54.48 Mbps
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 09:54:53518 mins15.4 Mbps35.4 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Edinburgh

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media654.67 Mbps47.86—192.75 Mbps
2Glide267.47 Mbps67.71—172.73 Mbps
3Hyperoptic870.81 Mbps35.05—155.99 Mbps
4CCS Leeds102.31 Mbps53.13—86.76 Mbps
5BT671.36 Mbps18.21—60.9 Mbps
6Vodafone73.73 Mbps19.37—36.26 Mbps
7EE343.41 Mbps9.54—38.08 Mbps
8TalkTalk512.3 Mbps11.28—36.37 Mbps
9Zen Internet118.61 Mbps6.36—28.54 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband71.75 Mbps10.07—35.22 Mbps
11Plusnet73.94 Mbps7.8—34.77 Mbps
12Sky Broadband148.06 Mbps7.17—31.46 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold13.54 Mbps9.38—12.11 Mbps
14CIX31.6 Mbps0.86—7.09 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Edinburgh

How many broadband providers in Edinburgh are there?
Edinburgh has 14 ISPs tested by its 464,990 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Edinburgh?
Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Edinburgh with 870.81 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 35.05—155.99 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Edinburgh?
The best internet provider in Edinburgh in Glide, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 67.71 to 172.73 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Edinburgh?
Users in Edinburgh see an average internet speed of 21.01 up to 324 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 870.81 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Edinburgh?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 654.67 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Edinburgh?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 512.3 Mbps.
Is BT available in Edinburgh?
Broadband service from BT is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 671.36 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Edinburgh?
The broadband provider with the most users in Edinburgh is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2021