Internet Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 143.06% above the United Kingdom average of 5.76 providers. ISPs available in Edinburgh include Virgin Media, TalkTalk, and BT. The most common provider in Edinburgh is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 531.83 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 30.83—109.05 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 speed users will see in Edinburgh is 21.13 Mbps, which is 8.61% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.12 Mbps, and 7.65% below the average of 22.88 Mbps in Edinburgh. Internet speeds in Edinburgh are typically faster than Drylaw, but slower than Gilmerton. Nearby cities include York Place with speeds 9.12—30.76 Mbps, West End with speeds 17.25—39.61 Mbps, and Newington with speeds 11.52—36.49 Mbps.


  • Glide in Edinburgh
  • Hyperoptic in Edinburgh
  • Virgin Media in Edinburgh
  • CCS Leeds
  • Lothian Broadband in Edinburgh
  • BT in Edinburgh
  • Vodafone in Edinburgh
  • EE in Edinburgh
  • Plusnet in Edinburgh
  • TalkTalk in Edinburgh
  • Post Office Broadband in Edinburgh
  • CIX in Edinburgh
  • Sky Broadband in Edinburgh
  • Zen Internet in Edinburgh

Internet in Edinburgh


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Edinburgh

870.81 Mbps

Edinburgh's fastest speed

13.41—71.94 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Edinburgh residents

How Edinburgh Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.11—72.16 Mbps30.28 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.34—67.39 Mbps23.88 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.47 Mbps21.25 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.96—67.75 Mbps22.48 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.04—63.76 Mbps21.91 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.41—71.94 Mbps21.13 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.85—49.86 Mbps17.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.53—44.56 Mbps18.29 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.63—36.05 Mbps10.83 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Edinburgh

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Colinton377.35 Mbps20.03—92.27 Mbps33.14 Mbps9
2Balerno520.73 Mbps18.26—51.35 Mbps30.2 Mbps9
3Gorgie703.43 Mbps20.63—69.94 Mbps29.24 Mbps9
4Corstorphine526.46 Mbps18.77—61.58 Mbps26.84 Mbps8
5Kirkliston154.08 Mbps20.81—34.22 Mbps26.74 Mbps6
6Fairmilehead510.63 Mbps15.61—54.89 Mbps23.33 Mbps8
7Currie428.33 Mbps15.03—49.32 Mbps23.08 Mbps9
8Gilmerton374.02 Mbps14.44—67.14 Mbps22.86 Mbps8
9Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.41—71.94 Mbps21.13 Mbps14
10Drylaw385.5 Mbps13.68—47.48 Mbps19.99 Mbps8
11Liberton537.42 Mbps12.89—56.5 Mbps19.09 Mbps9
12Granton615.78 Mbps11.92—49.47 Mbps17.44 Mbps9
13Newington375.76 Mbps11.52—36.49 Mbps16.26 Mbps9
14Duddingston421.75 Mbps6.72—33.58 Mbps10.12 Mbps7

Edinburgh Over Time

How Edinburgh Compares for Internet Speed in Edinburgh

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
8Currie428.33 Mbps15.03—49.32 Mbps23.08 MbpsFaster
9Gilmerton374.02 Mbps14.44—67.14 Mbps22.86 MbpsFaster
10Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.41—71.94 Mbps21.13 Mbps-
11Drylaw385.5 Mbps13.68—47.48 Mbps19.99 MbpsSlower
12West End337.76 Mbps17.25—39.61 Mbps19.2 MbpsSlower

Edinburgh Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Edinburgh test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Edinburgh ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Edinburgh's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 47.94% were fast, 26.32% slow, and 25.74% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media06 Jul 2020 00:06:58262 secs32.86 Mbps37.78 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media05 Jul 2020 01:53:40355 secs1.15 Mbps20.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media05 Jul 2020 01:22:3823 mins7.48 Mbps7.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 23:43:2023 mins0.45 Mbps0.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 22:33:44210 mins0.38 Mbps0.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 22:28:30237 secs30.69 Mbps36.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 22:22:27234 secs26.23 Mbps28 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 21:53:03318 mins41.61 Mbps39.14 Mbps
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 21:57:56253 secs4.33 Mbps5.13 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 21:56:53224 secs12.64 Mbps17.87 MbpsImproved
BT03 Jul 2020 21:44:1226 mins23.04 Mbps22.88 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 21:44:4233 mins23.08 Mbps26.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 21:28:19249 secs19.61 Mbps33.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 21:19:59224 secs332.9 Mbps333.58 Mbps
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 21:15:25233 secs3.84 Mbps1.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 20:25:56237 secs1.62 Mbps91.2 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk03 Jul 2020 20:11:43385 secs8.6 Mbps15.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 19:35:34416 mins333 Mbps338.6 Mbps
Vodafone03 Jul 2020 19:50:12347 secs15.93 Mbps30.19 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband03 Jul 2020 19:38:08231 secs5.72 Mbps9.96 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Edinburgh

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Glide267.47 Mbps24.81—157.28 Mbps
2Virgin Media531.83 Mbps30.83—109.05 Mbps
3Hyperoptic870.81 Mbps31.88—141.97 Mbps
4CCS Leeds122.24 Mbps23.97—78.52 Mbps
5BT671.36 Mbps11.98—48.96 Mbps
6Lothian Broadband54.04 Mbps23.05—34.3 Mbps
7EE202.09 Mbps8.41—36.89 Mbps
8Vodafone76.91 Mbps12.27—32.24 Mbps
9Plusnet73.93 Mbps7.66—28.12 Mbps
10TalkTalk235.01 Mbps7.18—27.13 Mbps
11Sky Broadband108.94 Mbps6.13—19.02 Mbps
12CIX31.6 Mbps1.43—30.21 Mbps
13Post Office Broadband71.75 Mbps5.85—27.06 Mbps
14Zen Internet60.03 Mbps4.77—8.08 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has 14 ISPs tested by its 464,990 residents.
Hyperoptic is the fastest provider in Edinburgh with 870.81 Mbps, and an average speed range of 31.88—141.97 Mbps.
The best provider in Edinburgh in Glide, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 24.81 to 157.28 Mbps.
Users in Edinburgh see an average internet speed of 13.41 up to 377 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 870.81 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 531.83 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 235.01 Mbps.
BT is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 671.36 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Edinburgh is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 06 Jul 2020