Broadband Statistics for Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Broadband Providers13
Fastest Speed869.7 Mbps
Median Speed40.03 Mbps
Fastest ProviderHyperoptic

Broadband Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 77.51 Mbps in 2021. This is 17.35% faster than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Edinburgh have run speed tests on 13 broadband providers. This number is 112.07% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 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 57.32—209.52 Mbps.

Edinburgh's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 869.7 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Edinburgh is 40.03 Mbps, which is 8.19% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 2.51% above the average of 39.05 Mbps in Edinburgh.

Internet speeds in Edinburgh are typically faster than Fairmilehead, but slower than Liberton. Nearby locations include York Place with speeds 51.23—508.31 Mbps, West End with speeds 63.07—91.62 Mbps, and Newington with speeds 22.72—62.01 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in Edinburgh
    809 Reviews
    84.86 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 57.32 to 209.52 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 705.74 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 28,078 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Hyperoptic in Edinburgh
    31 Reviews
    78.47 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 60.7 to 188.27 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 869.7 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 311 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • BT in Edinburgh
    408 Reviews
    39.69 Mbps
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    BT's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 38.15 to 62.1 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 835.04 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 3,511 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Edinburgh
    492 Reviews
    30.97 Mbps
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    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 18.14 to 60.83 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 517.18 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 3,005 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    30.02 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 27.69 to 49.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 90.76 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 13 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Edinburgh
    133 Reviews
    29.34 Mbps
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    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 24.09 to 48.49 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 107.81 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 1,337 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Edinburgh
    220 Reviews
    26.5 Mbps
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    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 18.83 to 44.6 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 522.52 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 10,106 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • iDNET in Edinburgh
    1 Review
    20.22 Mbps

    iDNET's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 10.88 to 55.92 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 150.22 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 4 speed tests on iDNET Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Edinburgh
    37 Reviews
    19.93 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 15.64 to 90.84 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 153.33 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 34 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • EE in Edinburgh
    215 Reviews
    17.23 Mbps
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    EE's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 12.74 to 60.46 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 551.21 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 1,977 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Edinburgh
    262 Reviews
    16.7 Mbps
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    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 12.18 to 35.8 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 74.04 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 3,166 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Edinburgh
    32 Reviews
    13.32 Mbps
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    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 6.85 to 34.97 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 71.14 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 122 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • Glide in Edinburgh
    6 Reviews
    6.89 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Edinburgh is 3.58 to 85.19 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 198.53 Mbps. Edinburgh residents have performed 10 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

Broadband in Edinburgh

9th

Best speed range city in Edinburgh

869.7 Mbps

Edinburgh's fastest speed

31.78—108.45 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Edinburgh residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Edinburgh

YearEdinburgh AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201829.14 Mbps26.27 Mbps10.93% Faster
201929.82 Mbps30.63 Mbps2.64% Slower
202088.51 Mbps80.31 Mbps10.21% Faster
202177.51 Mbps66.05 Mbps17.35% Faster

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Edinburgh

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Colinton802.57 Mbps95.87—364.85 Mbps222.68 Mbps9
2Kirkliston465.54 Mbps59.59—70.31 Mbps65.99 Mbps5
3Gogar931.98 Mbps31.84—111.33 Mbps45.47 Mbps1
4Gorgie895.13 Mbps33.85—108.9 Mbps45.33 Mbps8
5Corstorphine918.18 Mbps30.67—91.97 Mbps41.01 Mbps9
6Liberton792.76 Mbps30.09—89.44 Mbps40.16 Mbps9
7Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 Mbps13
8Fairmilehead798.28 Mbps29.61—89.83 Mbps38.94 Mbps8
9Balerno790.92 Mbps29.33—65.04 Mbps36.89 Mbps9
10Gilmerton743.35 Mbps26.08—79.55 Mbps36.56 Mbps6
11Drylaw788.05 Mbps28.2—75.8 Mbps35.84 Mbps8
12Granton913.87 Mbps22.92—73.19 Mbps31.3 Mbps9
13Newington559.18 Mbps22.72—62.01 Mbps30.16 Mbps9
14Duddingston910.63 Mbps19.6—68.35 Mbps28.84 Mbps9

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 
7Corstorphine918.18 Mbps30.67—91.97 Mbps41.01 MbpsFaster
8Liberton792.76 Mbps30.09—89.44 Mbps40.16 MbpsFaster
9Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 Mbps-
10Fairmilehead798.28 Mbps29.61—89.83 Mbps38.94 MbpsSlower
11Balerno790.92 Mbps29.33—65.04 Mbps36.89 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, 46.93% were fast, 28.28% slow, and 24.79% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 22:17:4555 mins2.03 Mbps19.97 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:55:4732 mins65.72 Mbps32.55 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 21:38:00282 secs108.59 Mbps60.08 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 20:13:29229 mins9.84 Mbps10.68 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 18:30:414108 secs19.57 Mbps7.81 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 15:26:0632 mins28.3 Mbps45.47 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 13:54:20255 secs103.8 Mbps68.14 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 11:23:23229 secs35.75 Mbps34.36 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 10:57:39414 mins108.7 Mbps102.84 Mbps
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 07:53:36446 mins5.78 Mbps3.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 08:28:17224 secs130.64 Mbps129.96 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 22:07:31223 secs62.98 Mbps64.45 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 19:46:1932 mins99.56 Mbps107.27 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 19:24:53413 mins3.03 Mbps109.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 19:04:23235 secs42.19 Mbps38.52 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 17:50:5323 mins28.37 Mbps27.18 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 17:12:09329 secs24.89 Mbps27.02 Mbps
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 15:46:2228 mins43.11 Mbps46.94 Mbps
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 14:59:0745 mins108.6 Mbps109.47 Mbps
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 13:19:20231 secs42.3 Mbps42.49 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Edinburgh

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic869.7 Mbps60.7—188.27 Mbps
2Virgin Media705.74 Mbps57.32—209.52 Mbps
3iDNET150.22 Mbps10.88—55.92 Mbps
4EE551.21 Mbps12.74—60.46 Mbps
5BT835.04 Mbps38.15—62.1 Mbps
6Glide198.53 Mbps3.58—85.19 Mbps
7Zen Internet153.33 Mbps15.64—90.84 Mbps
8Sky Broadband517.18 Mbps18.14—60.83 Mbps
9CCS Leeds90.76 Mbps27.69—49.28 Mbps
10TalkTalk522.52 Mbps18.83—44.6 Mbps
11Vodafone107.81 Mbps24.09—48.49 Mbps
12Plusnet74.04 Mbps12.18—35.8 Mbps
13Shell Energy71.14 Mbps6.85—34.97 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Edinburgh

How many broadband providers in Edinburgh are there?
Edinburgh has 13 ISPs tested by its 464,990 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Edinburgh?
Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Edinburgh with 869.7 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 60.7—188.27 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 57.32 to 209.52 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Edinburgh?
Users in Edinburgh see an average internet speed of 31.78 up to 407 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 869.7 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 522.52 Mbps.
Is BT available in Edinburgh?
Broadband service from BT is available in Edinburgh, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 835.04 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in Edinburgh?
No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in Edinburgh.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Edinburgh?
The broadband provider with the most users in Edinburgh is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021