Internet Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh residents have run speed tests on 14 providers. This number is 134.51% above the United Kingdom average of 5.97 providers. ISPs available in Edinburgh include Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in Edinburgh is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 652.15 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 42.73—176.59 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 29.91 Mbps, which is 0.84% above the The United Kingdom national average of 29.66 Mbps, and 2.01% above the average of 29.32 Mbps in Edinburgh. Internet speeds in Edinburgh are typically faster than Fairmilehead, but slower than Gogar. Nearby cities include York Place with speeds 10.73—31.88 Mbps, West End with speeds 21.52—65.2 Mbps, and Newington with speeds 11.52—38.77 Mbps.


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

Internet in Edinburgh


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Edinburgh

870.81 Mbps

Edinburgh's fastest speed

17.95—95.11 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Edinburgh residents

How Edinburgh Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.92—83.33 Mbps37.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.95—95.11 Mbps29.91 Mbps-
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.66—75.31 Mbps28.98 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.57—64.3 Mbps21.72 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.18—65.23 Mbps24.41 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.44—53.14 Mbps21.9 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.42—92.03 Mbps28.87 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.44—48.62 Mbps13.72 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.38—74.29 Mbps27.52 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Edinburgh

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Colinton524.55 Mbps43.17—343.94 Mbps64.14 Mbps9
2Gorgie701.32 Mbps28.87—84.88 Mbps36.7 Mbps9
3Kirkliston154.08 Mbps29.61—66.56 Mbps33.49 Mbps5
4Balerno467.39 Mbps21.47—53.25 Mbps31.83 Mbps9
5Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.95—95.11 Mbps29.91 Mbps14
6Fairmilehead701.43 Mbps22.13—57.5 Mbps29.84 Mbps8
7Corstorphine526.46 Mbps19.75—70.99 Mbps29.22 Mbps9
8Liberton537.42 Mbps17.65—65.96 Mbps26.73 Mbps10
9Granton615.78 Mbps16.69—62.79 Mbps25.17 Mbps9
10Currie428.33 Mbps16.26—49.55 Mbps24.29 Mbps9
11Drylaw447.82 Mbps16.11—53.22 Mbps23.35 Mbps8
12Gilmerton376.2 Mbps13.25—66.84 Mbps21.62 Mbps7
13Newington496.5 Mbps11.52—38.77 Mbps16.5 Mbps9
14Duddingston614.06 Mbps8.52—40.05 Mbps12.09 Mbps8

Edinburgh Over Time

How Edinburgh Compares for Internet Speed in Edinburgh

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
4Balerno467.39 Mbps21.47—53.25 Mbps31.83 MbpsFaster
5Gogar368.01 Mbps22.36—76.63 Mbps30.39 MbpsFaster
6Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.95—95.11 Mbps29.91 Mbps-
7Fairmilehead701.43 Mbps22.13—57.5 Mbps29.84 MbpsSlower
8Corstorphine526.46 Mbps19.75—70.99 Mbps29.22 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, 49.14% were fast, 28.3% slow, and 22.56% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 22:57:03237 secs76.69 Mbps2.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 20:50:13350 secs72.35 Mbps90.63 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 19:39:38228 secs2.19 Mbps7.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk16 Jan 2021 19:19:41227 secs0.36 Mbps0.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 17:14:19224 secs23.71 Mbps28.92 MbpsImproved
Vodafone16 Jan 2021 17:02:03510 mins23.4 Mbps22.51 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Jan 2021 10:48:07224 secs22.12 Mbps73.99 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 15:10:12310 mins126.26 Mbps115.88 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 14:23:3742 mins84.39 Mbps83.29 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 14:05:44231 secs33.91 Mbps36.08 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 13:26:5845 mins8.55 Mbps5.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 10:40:572113 secs2.04 Mbps5.64 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband15 Jan 2021 10:28:02236 secs1.18 Mbps0.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Jan 2021 08:31:19967 mins11.81 Mbps0.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 15:10:03226 mins6.34 Mbps31.1 MbpsImproved
Plusnet14 Jan 2021 11:08:38431 mins26.39 Mbps28.04 Mbps
TalkTalk14 Jan 2021 11:19:36276 secs27.44 Mbps29.68 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 10:31:41262 secs123.36 Mbps28.77 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 09:58:3038 mins5.17 Mbps377.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2021 09:05:40221 mins365.51 Mbps376.17 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Edinburgh

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media652.15 Mbps42.73—176.59 Mbps
2Glide267.47 Mbps61.51—167.48 Mbps
3Hyperoptic870.81 Mbps32.3—152.91 Mbps
4CCS Leeds102.31 Mbps23.97—79.58 Mbps
5BT671.36 Mbps15.45—59.94 Mbps
6Vodafone73.5 Mbps17.87—34.61 Mbps
7EE297.5 Mbps9.2—36.47 Mbps
8TalkTalk480.68 Mbps8.76—32.46 Mbps
9Plusnet73.93 Mbps7.72—33.02 Mbps
10Sky Broadband110.91 Mbps6.59—29.59 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband71.75 Mbps7.51—33.64 Mbps
12Zen Internet96.61 Mbps5.12—15.26 Mbps
13Andrews & Arnold13.54 Mbps9.38—12.11 Mbps
14CIX31.6 Mbps0.86—7.09 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 32.3—152.91 Mbps.
The best provider in Edinburgh in Glide, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 61.51 to 167.48 Mbps.
Users in Edinburgh see an average internet speed of 17.95 up to 305 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 652.15 Mbps.
BT is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 671.36 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 480.68 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Edinburgh is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2021