Broadband Statistics for Glasgow, Glasgow City
Broadband Providers15
Fastest Speed913.93 Mbps
Average Speed26.21 Mbps
Fastest ProviderHyperoptic

Broadband in Glasgow

Glasgow 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 Glasgow include Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media. The most common broadband provider in Glasgow is Sky Broadband, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 149.14 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 8.31—47.18 Mbps. Glasgow's fastest provider is Hyperoptic, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 913.93 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Glasgow is 26.21 Mbps, which is 28.49% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 11.75% below the average of 29.7 Mbps in Glasgow City. Internet speeds in Glasgow are typically faster than Hillington, but slower than Drumchapel. Nearby cities include Tradeston with speeds 8.3—13.04 Mbps, and Dennistoun with speeds 19.16—57.19 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Glasgow
    63.9 — 174.71 Mbps
    913.93 Mbps
    92.93 Mbps
  • Glide in Glasgow
    42.28 — 120.29 Mbps
    647.59 Mbps
    53.35 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Glasgow
    44.89 — 111.64 Mbps
    725.41 Mbps
    63.1 Mbps
  • BT in Glasgow
    26.87 — 56.26 Mbps
    737.11 Mbps
    39.22 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Glasgow
    23.94 — 51.29 Mbps
    349.2 Mbps
    29.79 Mbps
  • CCS Leeds
    10.11 — 66.39 Mbps
    82.15 Mbps
    44.19 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Glasgow
    15.1 — 55.24 Mbps
    810.77 Mbps
    23.04 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Glasgow
    15.43 — 36.49 Mbps
    73.66 Mbps
    20.15 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Glasgow
    8.31 — 47.18 Mbps
    149.14 Mbps
    11.76 Mbps
  • EE in Glasgow
    11.24 — 37.56 Mbps
    455.01 Mbps
    15.17 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Glasgow
    5 — 29.58 Mbps
    72.33 Mbps
    25.16 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Glasgow
    5.03 — 26.71 Mbps
    73.01 Mbps
    6.73 Mbps
    5.41 — 10.59 Mbps
    56.11 Mbps
    7.02 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    1.09 — 5.79 Mbps
    16.63 Mbps
    2.48 Mbps
  • uno in Glasgow
    0 — 0.68 Mbps
    3.4 Mbps
    0.68 Mbps

Broadband in Glasgow


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Glasgow City

913.93 Mbps

Glasgow's fastest speed

16.22—69.54 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Glasgow residents

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Glasgow Broadband Speed Map

Glasgow Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps44.32%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps26.24%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps14.85%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.43%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps8.22%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.93%2.33%

How Glasgow Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsFaster
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Glasgow City

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Whiteinch488.79 Mbps266.15—314.93 Mbps280.94 Mbps1
2Carmunnock627.13 Mbps42.65—277.33 Mbps70.08 Mbps8
3Partick902.21 Mbps28.05—105.94 Mbps36.87 Mbps11
4Kings Park642.07 Mbps24.03—81.93 Mbps33.79 Mbps8
5Maryhill787.41 Mbps23.84—75.54 Mbps33.14 Mbps9
6Tollcross669.69 Mbps25.94—69.56 Mbps32.89 Mbps7
7Scotstoun557.38 Mbps20.21—60.89 Mbps29.37 Mbps9
8Castlemilk756.78 Mbps20.74—62.05 Mbps28.95 Mbps8
9Nitshill673.29 Mbps21.16—56.1 Mbps28.92 Mbps8
10Baillieston705.42 Mbps22—53.51 Mbps28.83 Mbps7
11Shawlands387.36 Mbps23.65—60.8 Mbps28.32 Mbps4
12Pollokshields801.77 Mbps19.79—55.31 Mbps28.27 Mbps10
13Govan890.24 Mbps20.59—55.55 Mbps27.55 Mbps10
14Pollokshaws691.86 Mbps20.16—59.41 Mbps27.54 Mbps7
15Dennistoun899.79 Mbps19.16—57.19 Mbps27.36 Mbps9
16Drumchapel127.01 Mbps18.18—52.33 Mbps26.99 Mbps7
17Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 Mbps15
18Hillington286.27 Mbps16.02—54.51 Mbps24.87 Mbps6
19Dalmarnock438.21 Mbps18.6—43.64 Mbps24.12 Mbps4
20Polmadie782.22 Mbps14.02—48.43 Mbps20.58 Mbps12
21Springburn373.72 Mbps13.75—126.76 Mbps20.12 Mbps7

Glasgow 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 Glasgow Compares for Internet Speed in Glasgow City

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
15Dennistoun899.79 Mbps19.16—57.19 Mbps27.36 MbpsFaster
16Drumchapel127.01 Mbps18.18—52.33 Mbps26.99 MbpsFaster
17Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 Mbps-
18Hillington286.27 Mbps16.02—54.51 Mbps24.87 MbpsSlower
19Dalmarnock438.21 Mbps18.6—43.64 Mbps24.12 MbpsSlower

Glasgow Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Glasgow testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Glasgow ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Glasgow 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 Glasgow's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 43.02% were fast, 26.65% slow, and 30.34% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 22:08:03315 mins13.52 Mbps11.32 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 21:23:41213 secs6.95 Mbps0 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 20:58:16251 secs98.99 Mbps109.96 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 20:38:11616 mins2.26 Mbps52.59 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 18:02:0623 mins9.29 Mbps12.39 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:22:0627 mins98.01 Mbps109.92 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 17:02:34723 mins7.02 Mbps9.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 16:24:55277 secs65.92 Mbps70.58 Mbps
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 15:47:13230 secs317.41 Mbps234.35 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 15:46:24245 secs30.45 Mbps105.69 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic26 Jul 2021 14:58:03246 secs31.16 Mbps60.58 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband26 Jul 2021 14:39:2934 mins8.54 Mbps8.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 14:35:10365 secs6.92 Mbps6.09 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 13:32:2385 mins12.63 Mbps39.48 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 13:30:2742 mins27.21 Mbps13.63 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 13:08:08228 secs7.7 Mbps8.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 12:32:30322 mins12.69 Mbps91.45 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk26 Jul 2021 12:14:08376 secs8.84 Mbps8.83 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone26 Jul 2021 11:55:32360 secs19.81 Mbps41.45 MbpsImproved
Plusnet26 Jul 2021 11:14:00322 mins15.28 Mbps67.02 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Glasgow

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic913.93 Mbps63.9—174.71 Mbps
2Glide647.59 Mbps42.28—120.29 Mbps
3Virgin Media725.41 Mbps44.89—111.64 Mbps
4BT737.11 Mbps26.87—56.26 Mbps
5CCS Leeds82.15 Mbps10.11—66.39 Mbps
6TalkTalk810.77 Mbps15.1—55.24 Mbps
7Vodafone349.2 Mbps23.94—51.29 Mbps
8Sky Broadband149.14 Mbps8.31—47.18 Mbps
9EE455.01 Mbps11.24—37.56 Mbps
10Plusnet73.66 Mbps15.43—36.49 Mbps
11Zen Internet72.33 Mbps5—29.58 Mbps
12Post Office Broadband73.01 Mbps5.03—26.71 Mbps Mbps5.41—10.59 Mbps
14O2 Broadband16.63 Mbps1.09—5.79 Mbps
15uno3.4 Mbps0—0.68 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Glasgow

How many broadband providers in Glasgow are there?
Glasgow has 15 ISPs tested by its 591,620 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Glasgow?
Hyperoptic is the fastest broadband provider in Glasgow with 913.93 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 63.9—174.71 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Glasgow?
The best internet provider in Glasgow is Hyperoptic, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 63.9 to 174.71 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Glasgow?
Users in Glasgow see an average internet speed of 16.22 up to 949 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 913.93 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Glasgow?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Glasgow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.14 Mbps.
Is TalkTalk available in Glasgow?
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Glasgow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 810.77 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Glasgow?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Glasgow, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 725.41 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Glasgow?
The broadband provider with the most users in Glasgow is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021