United Kingdom Fife

Broadband Providers in Fife

Residents in Fife have run speed tests on 7 broadband providers. This number is 10.24% above the United Kingdom average of 6.35 internet service providers. Broadband Providers available in Fife include Sky Broadband, Shell Energy, and EE. The most common broadband provider in Fife is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 70.1 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 13.43—36.87 Mbps.


Fife Broadband Statistics

Fife's fastest provider is TalkTalk, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 136.32 Mbps.

Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Fife is 14.06 Mbps, which is 61.86% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.86 Mbps, and 59.73% below the average of 34.91 Mbps in Fife.

Internet speeds in Fife are typically faster than Elie, but slower than Limekilns. Nearby locations include Dunfermline with speeds 22.25—41.55 Mbps, and Rosyth with speeds 25.57—63.88 Mbps.

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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
37 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
29 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
8 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
7 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
6 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
2 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
2 Speed Tests
69 reviews

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Map of Fife's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode


Best speed range city in Fife

136.32 Mbps

Fife's fastest speed

7.96—34.13 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Fife residents

Fife Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Fife

YearFife AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
20188.65 Mbps26.27 Mbps67.07% Slower
20198.27 Mbps30.63 Mbps73.00% Slower
202021.74 Mbps80.31 Mbps72.93% Slower
202120.13 Mbps66.05 Mbps69.52% Slower

Fife Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeFifeUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps43.88%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.57%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.47%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.06%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps1.02%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0%3.60%

How Fife Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsFaster
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsFaster
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsFaster
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsFaster
Fife136.32 Mbps7.96—34.13 Mbps14.06 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Fife

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Dysart729.17 Mbps54.02—365.32 Mbps72 Mbps8
2Glenrothes634 Mbps45.2—186.83 Mbps68.92 Mbps5
3Auchtertool904.24 Mbps47.03—209.39 Mbps68.77 Mbps8
4Leslie798.84 Mbps37.99—260.61 Mbps57.43 Mbps7
5Markinch794.64 Mbps33.97—109.6 Mbps48.3 Mbps8
6Charlestown913.84 Mbps29.73—84.02 Mbps37.87 Mbps8
7Balmullo895.18 Mbps27.81—60.55 Mbps36.58 Mbps9
8Saline904.26 Mbps26.84—81.97 Mbps35.1 Mbps8
9Anstruther780.56 Mbps26.7—65.85 Mbps34.69 Mbps5
10Kilrenny660.4 Mbps31.72—41.35 Mbps34.38 Mbps5
11Cowdenbeath789 Mbps25.34—70.73 Mbps33.72 Mbps8
12Leven762.18 Mbps20.77—72.56 Mbps29.92 Mbps8
13Ballingry890.96 Mbps20.42—58.53 Mbps29.74 Mbps7
14Newport-on-Tay901.53 Mbps18.94—48.29 Mbps26.27 Mbps6
15Luthrie817.26 Mbps17.42—49.25 Mbps25.16 Mbps8
16Balmerino451.09 Mbps15.28—55.34 Mbps23.3 Mbps7
17Aberdour354.45 Mbps16.3—43.8 Mbps22.92 Mbps7
18Auchtermuchty151.99 Mbps12.76—49.54 Mbps22.06 Mbps6
19Kirkcaldy521.83 Mbps8.12—77.39 Mbps17.08 Mbps7

Fife 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 Fife Compares for Internet Speed in Fife

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
31Dalgety Bay351.6 Mbps11.6—56.04 Mbps14.77 MbpsFaster
32Limekilns73.71 Mbps10.44—34.88 Mbps14.68 MbpsFaster
33Fife136.32 Mbps7.96—34.13 Mbps14.06 Mbps-
34Elie73.12 Mbps7.75—27.11 Mbps12.36 MbpsSlower
35St Andrews149.68 Mbps4.36—14.33 Mbps6.93 MbpsSlower

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Fife

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1TalkTalk136.32 Mbps30.03—35.03 Mbps
2Sky Broadband70.1 Mbps13.43—36.87 Mbps
3Shell Energy36.74 Mbps11.08—32.2 Mbps
4EE73.52 Mbps0.79—3.76 Mbps
5BT44.26 Mbps4.25—5.47 Mbps
6Plusnet1.95 Mbps0—0.23 Mbps
7Zen Internet0.71 Mbps0—0.52 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Fife

How many broadband providers in Fife are there?

Fife has 7 ISPs tested.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Fife?

TalkTalk is the fastest broadband provider in Fife with 136.32 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 30.03—35.03 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Fife?

The best internet provider in Fife is TalkTalk, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 30.03 to 35.03 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Fife?

Users in Fife see an average internet speed of 7.96 up to 2828 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 136.32 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Fife?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Fife, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 70.1 Mbps.

Is Shell Energy available in Fife?

Broadband service from Shell Energy is available in Fife, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 36.74 Mbps.

Is EE available in Fife?

Broadband service from EE is available in Fife, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 73.52 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Fife?

No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in Fife.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Fife?

The broadband provider with the most users in Fife is Sky Broadband.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2022

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