Internet Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Edinburgh residents have run speed tests on 15 providers. This number is 152.95% above the United Kingdom average of 5.93 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 607.96 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.13—131 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 25.28 Mbps, which is 1.90% below the The United Kingdom national average of 25.77 Mbps, and 2.17% below the average of 25.84 Mbps in Edinburgh. Internet speeds in Edinburgh are typically faster than Queensferry, but slower than Gogar. Nearby cities include York Place with speeds 9.33—31.41 Mbps, West End with speeds 19.2—65.2 Mbps, and Newington with speeds 11.57—37.08 Mbps.

Providers

  • Glide in Edinburgh
    34.36—167.4
    267.47
    72.86
  • Hyperoptic in Edinburgh
    31.86—146.39
    870.81
    46.66
  • Virgin Media in Edinburgh
    36.13—131
    607.96
    53.55
  • CCS Leeds
    27.6—80.59
    122.24
    43.55
  • Lothian Broadband in Edinburgh
    32.99—34.62
    54.04
    33.17
  • BT in Edinburgh
    13.08—55.04
    671.36
    23.85
  • Vodafone in Edinburgh
    16.03—34.4
    76.91
    21.15
  • EE in Edinburgh
    9.12—37.83
    265.98
    13.01
  • Post Office Broadband in Edinburgh
    7.58—33.2
    71.75
    10.67
  • Plusnet in Edinburgh
    7.61—30.9
    73.93
    10.67
  • TalkTalk in Edinburgh
    8—30.03
    235.01
    11.05
  • Sky Broadband in Edinburgh
    6.4—22.87
    108.94
    8.8
  • Andrews & Arnold in Edinburgh
    9.38—12.11
    13.54
    10.9
  • Zen Internet in Edinburgh
    4.98—9.17
    96.61
    5.65
  • CIX in Edinburgh
    0.86—7.09
    31.6
    1.06

Internet in Edinburgh

253rd

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

8th

Best speed range city in Edinburgh

870.81 Mbps

Edinburgh's fastest speed

15.41—87.34 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Edinburgh residents

How Edinburgh Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps22.16—73.64 Mbps33.26 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps16.58—70.45 Mbps25.9 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.41—87.34 Mbps25.28 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.06—55.24 Mbps19.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps15.1—62.52 Mbps22.7 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.68—47.47 Mbps19.53 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps16.61—73.5 Mbps25.08 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.31—40.95 Mbps11.88 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.52—70.31 Mbps24.58 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in Edinburgh

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Colinton377.35 Mbps27.34—128.33 Mbps42.52 Mbps9
2Gorgie703.43 Mbps23.84—74.34 Mbps32.85 Mbps9
3Balerno520.73 Mbps19.78—53.64 Mbps29.99 Mbps9
4Corstorphine526.46 Mbps19.82—64.93 Mbps28.41 Mbps8
5Kirkliston154.08 Mbps23.47—34.6 Mbps28.2 Mbps6
6Fairmilehead701.43 Mbps18.78—55.36 Mbps27.23 Mbps8
7Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.41—87.34 Mbps25.28 Mbps15
8Currie428.33 Mbps14.89—49.33 Mbps22.59 Mbps9
9Gilmerton374.02 Mbps13.76—67.19 Mbps22.15 Mbps8
10Granton615.78 Mbps14.19—58.57 Mbps21.58 Mbps9
11Liberton537.42 Mbps13.94—61.03 Mbps21.12 Mbps10
12Drylaw447.82 Mbps14.43—48.83 Mbps20.99 Mbps8
13Newington376.63 Mbps11.57—37.08 Mbps16.65 Mbps9
14Duddingston604.06 Mbps7.21—33.84 Mbps10.44 Mbps8

Edinburgh Over Time



How Edinburgh Compares for Internet Speed in Edinburgh

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
6Fairmilehead701.43 Mbps18.78—55.36 Mbps27.23 MbpsFaster
7Gogar368.01 Mbps18.29—76.08 Mbps26.35 MbpsFaster
8Edinburgh870.81 Mbps15.41—87.34 Mbps25.28 Mbps-
9Queensferry116.24 Mbps16.81—43.98 Mbps24.18 MbpsSlower
10Currie428.33 Mbps14.89—49.33 Mbps22.59 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, 49.51% were fast, 26.42% slow, and 24.07% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk26 Sep 2020 14:54:15348 secs20.54 Mbps27.16 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Sep 2020 11:13:02236 secs31.6 Mbps31.03 Mbps
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 10:06:59346 secs12.28 Mbps43.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 09:26:05231 secs72.37 Mbps64.83 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 08:01:46322 mins14.8 Mbps11.78 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 08:01:00217 mins15.84 Mbps19.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Sep 2020 07:23:2722 mins5.67 Mbps24.69 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 22:30:1034 mins71.98 Mbps91.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 20:27:47286 secs7.12 Mbps12.03 MbpsImproved
Vodafone25 Sep 2020 19:18:52227 secs11.66 Mbps15.85 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 17:15:15223 mins372.97 Mbps242.47 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet25 Sep 2020 16:42:39550 mins19.42 Mbps17.89 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 16:32:59224 secs189.55 Mbps168.35 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 15:03:4226 mins3.6 Mbps10.73 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk25 Sep 2020 14:22:2329 mins0.09 Mbps0.25 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 13:23:4727 mins203.53 Mbps171.44 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 12:54:1155 mins3.58 Mbps8.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 11:53:20272 secs63.34 Mbps77.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Sep 2020 10:22:2723 mins4.84 Mbps2.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE25 Sep 2020 08:01:12325 mins0.04 Mbps13.58 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Edinburgh

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media607.96 Mbps36.13—131 Mbps
2Glide267.47 Mbps34.36—167.4 Mbps
3Hyperoptic870.81 Mbps31.86—146.39 Mbps
4CCS Leeds122.24 Mbps27.6—80.59 Mbps
5Lothian Broadband54.04 Mbps32.99—34.62 Mbps
6BT671.36 Mbps13.08—55.04 Mbps
7Vodafone76.91 Mbps16.03—34.4 Mbps
8EE265.98 Mbps9.12—37.83 Mbps
9Plusnet73.93 Mbps7.61—30.9 Mbps
10TalkTalk235.01 Mbps8—30.03 Mbps
11Post Office Broadband71.75 Mbps7.58—33.2 Mbps
12Sky Broadband108.94 Mbps6.4—22.87 Mbps
13Zen Internet96.61 Mbps4.98—9.17 Mbps
14Andrews & Arnold13.54 Mbps9.38—12.11 Mbps
15CIX31.6 Mbps0.86—7.09 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has 15 ISPs tested by its 464,990 residents.
Hyperoptic is the fastest provider in Edinburgh with 870.81 Mbps, and an average speed range of 31.86—146.39 Mbps.
The best provider in Edinburgh in Glide, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 34.36 to 167.4 Mbps.
Users in Edinburgh see an average internet speed of 15.41 up to 310 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 607.96 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: 26 Sep 2020