Broadband Statistics for Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Broadband Providers15
Fastest Speed705.74 Mbps
Average Speed41.17 Mbps
Fastest ProviderVirgin Media

Broadband Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh residents have run speed tests on 15 broadband providers. This number is 149.58% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 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 705.74 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 63.51—211.06 Mbps. Edinburgh's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 705.74 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Edinburgh is 41.17 Mbps, which is 12.33% above the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 10.79% above the average of 37.16 Mbps in Edinburgh. Internet speeds in Edinburgh are typically faster than Queensferry, but slower than Gorgie. Nearby cities include York Place with speeds 43.45—421.92 Mbps, West End with speeds 28.05—122.91 Mbps, and Newington with speeds 19.95—56.19 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Edinburgh
    63.51 — 211.06 Mbps
    705.74 Mbps
    89.24 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Edinburgh
    41.86 — 162.85 Mbps
    550.16 Mbps
    60.07 Mbps
  • Glide in Edinburgh
    29.86 — 158.06 Mbps
    198.53 Mbps
    61.51 Mbps
  • CCS Leeds
    46.23 — 86.76 Mbps
    95 Mbps
    49.28 Mbps
  • BT in Edinburgh
    36.42 — 61.86 Mbps
    680.43 Mbps
    39.56 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Edinburgh
    17.51 — 75.59 Mbps
    118.61 Mbps
    28.54 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Edinburgh
    24.51 — 49.43 Mbps
    107.81 Mbps
    29.63 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Edinburgh
    11.22 — 56.26 Mbps
    185.3 Mbps
    18.14 Mbps
  • iDNET in Edinburgh
    10.88 — 55.92 Mbps
    150.22 Mbps
    20.22 Mbps
  • EE in Edinburgh
    11.74 — 51.18 Mbps
    491.12 Mbps
    14.58 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Edinburgh
    15.55 — 41 Mbps
    521.57 Mbps
    22.84 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Edinburgh
    17.1 — 35.7 Mbps
    71.14 Mbps
    25.98 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Edinburgh
    10.83 — 36.81 Mbps
    74.04 Mbps
    15.89 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Edinburgh
    9.38 — 12.11 Mbps
    13.54 Mbps
    10.9 Mbps
  • CIX in Edinburgh
    0.77 — 1.37 Mbps
    7.09 Mbps
    0.86 Mbps

Broadband in Edinburgh


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Edinburgh

705.74 Mbps

Edinburgh's fastest speed

31.34—108.74 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%28.66%
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 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Edinburgh

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Colinton802.57 Mbps70.7—364.25 Mbps174.26 Mbps9
2Kirkliston136.88 Mbps61.1—70.3 Mbps66.49 Mbps5
3Gogar931.98 Mbps28.46—146.03 Mbps45.42 Mbps1
4Gorgie895.13 Mbps32.94—106.49 Mbps43.08 Mbps8
5Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 Mbps15
6Corstorphine918.18 Mbps28.72—91.63 Mbps37.94 Mbps9
7Balerno782.5 Mbps29.2—58.77 Mbps37.07 Mbps10
8Fairmilehead782.77 Mbps27.97—70.57 Mbps36.33 Mbps8
9Liberton790.25 Mbps25.28—75.87 Mbps36.02 Mbps9
10Drylaw788.05 Mbps26.17—69.67 Mbps33.81 Mbps8
11Gilmerton654.73 Mbps22.1—70.66 Mbps31.4 Mbps7
12Granton913.87 Mbps23.21—72.62 Mbps30.71 Mbps9
13Newington549.33 Mbps19.95—56.19 Mbps26.57 Mbps8
14Duddingston910.63 Mbps16.26—59.33 Mbps24.08 Mbps8

Edinburgh Broadband Speeds 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 
4Gogar931.98 Mbps28.46—146.03 Mbps45.42 MbpsFaster
5Gorgie895.13 Mbps32.94—106.49 Mbps43.08 MbpsFaster
6Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 Mbps-
7Queensferry450.79 Mbps35.19—46.78 Mbps40.61 MbpsSlower
8West End743.18 Mbps28.05—122.91 Mbps39.19 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, 46.28% were fast, 25.89% slow, and 27.83% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 23:58:39234 secs11.92 Mbps19.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:42:52218 mins209.59 Mbps206.98 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 22:52:10212 secs22.05 Mbps29.7 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:44:26232 secs81.87 Mbps143.67 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 22:12:57269 secs111.29 Mbps126.84 MbpsImproved
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 21:23:20229 secs22.22 Mbps21.95 Mbps
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 20:32:5727 mins30.58 Mbps57.37 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 20:11:51237 secs36.15 Mbps36.87 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 19:20:12540 mins141.89 Mbps44.33 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 19:20:54729 mins1.35 Mbps28.93 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 18:18:27216 secs3.46 Mbps3.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:03:03229 secs7.59 Mbps358.17 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 17:57:53270 secs6.92 Mbps133.16 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 16:51:05230 mins2.31 Mbps16.17 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 16:47:28263 secs47.74 Mbps47.6 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:35:17275 secs89.89 Mbps158.77 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 15:29:1144 mins4.94 Mbps5.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:15:4023 mins30.95 Mbps137.33 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 15:02:38373 secs16.71 Mbps5.49 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 14:30:22299 secs69.74 Mbps69.16 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Edinburgh

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media705.74 Mbps63.51—211.06 Mbps
2Hyperoptic550.16 Mbps41.86—162.85 Mbps
3Glide198.53 Mbps29.86—158.06 Mbps
4CCS Leeds95 Mbps46.23—86.76 Mbps
5iDNET150.22 Mbps10.88—55.92 Mbps
6Zen Internet118.61 Mbps17.51—75.59 Mbps
7BT680.43 Mbps36.42—61.86 Mbps
8EE491.12 Mbps11.74—51.18 Mbps
9Vodafone107.81 Mbps24.51—49.43 Mbps
10Sky Broadband185.3 Mbps11.22—56.26 Mbps
11TalkTalk521.57 Mbps15.55—41 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband71.14 Mbps17.1—35.7 Mbps
13Plusnet74.04 Mbps10.83—36.81 Mbps
14Andrews & Arnold13.54 Mbps9.38—12.11 Mbps
15CIX7.09 Mbps0.77—1.37 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Edinburgh

How many broadband providers in Edinburgh are there?
Edinburgh has 15 ISPs tested by its 464,990 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Edinburgh?
Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Edinburgh with 705.74 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 63.51—211.06 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Edinburgh?
The best internet provider in Edinburgh is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 63.51 to 211.06 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Edinburgh?
Users in Edinburgh see an average internet speed of 31.34 up to 364 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 705.74 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 705.74 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Edinburgh?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 521.57 Mbps.
Is BT available in Edinburgh?
Broadband service from BT is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 680.43 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: 26 Jul 2021