Broadband Statistics for Glasgow, Glasgow City
Broadband Providers15
Fastest Speed913.93 Mbps
Median Speed30.82 Mbps
Fastest ProviderHyperoptic

Broadband Providers in Glasgow

Glasgow is in the top 100 fastest major cities in The United Kingdom with an average broadband speed of 51.55 Mbps in 2021. This is 21.95% slower than The United Kingdom's average download speed of 66.05 Mbps.

Residents in Glasgow have run speed tests on 15 broadband providers. This number is 144.70% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 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 371.8 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 9.31—48.43 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 30.82 Mbps, which is 16.70% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 3.39% below the average of 31.9 Mbps in Glasgow City.

Internet speeds in Glasgow are typically faster than Dennistoun, but slower than Maryhill. Nearby locations include Tradeston with speeds 19.23—499.94 Mbps, and Dennistoun with speeds 22.35—63.61 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Glasgow
    31 Reviews
    92.78 Mbps

    Hyperoptic's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 62.35 to 199.5 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 913.93 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 6,055 speed tests on Hyperoptic Broadband.

  • Virgin Media in Glasgow
    809 Reviews
    60.63 Mbps

    Virgin Media's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 43.14 to 110.34 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 725.41 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 7,299 speed tests on Virgin Media Broadband.

  • Glide in Glasgow
    6 Reviews
    51.84 Mbps

    Glide's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 37.43 to 184.84 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 723.17 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 71 speed tests on Glide Broadband.

  • CCS Leeds
    Not enough reviews
    48.69 Mbps

    CCS Leeds's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 10.22 to 71.28 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 82.15 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 14 speed tests on CCS Leeds Broadband.

  • BT in Glasgow
    408 Reviews
    37.91 Mbps
    Order Online

    BT's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 26.91 to 57.22 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 761.18 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 5,518 speed tests on BT Broadband.

  • Vodafone in Glasgow
    133 Reviews
    32.77 Mbps
    Order Online

    Vodafone's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 26.58 to 53.58 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 525.93 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 3,734 speed tests on Vodafone Broadband.

  • TalkTalk in Glasgow
    220 Reviews
    27.41 Mbps
    Order Online

    TalkTalk's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 18.9 to 59.12 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 810.77 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 10,418 speed tests on TalkTalk Broadband.

  • Zen Internet in Glasgow
    37 Reviews
    26.47 Mbps

    Zen Internet's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 25.16 to 29.58 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 72.33 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 9 speed tests on Zen Internet Broadband.

  • Plusnet in Glasgow
    262 Reviews
    19.24 Mbps
    Order Online

    Plusnet's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 14.29 to 36.7 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.66 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 1,801 speed tests on Plusnet Broadband.

  • EE in Glasgow
    215 Reviews
    15.93 Mbps
    Order Online

    EE's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 11.64 to 42.65 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 562.81 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 1,539 speed tests on EE Broadband.

  • Sky Broadband in Glasgow
    492 Reviews
    13.03 Mbps
    Order Online

    Sky Broadband's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 9.31 to 48.43 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 371.8 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 12,168 speed tests on Sky Broadband.

  • Scotnet.co.uk
    Not enough reviews
    7.61 Mbps

    Scotnet.co.uk's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 6.58 to 46.59 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 79.69 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 49 speed tests on Scotnet.co.uk Broadband.

  • Shell Energy in Glasgow
    32 Reviews
    6.4 Mbps
    Order Online

    Shell Energy's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 4.05 to 27.55 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 73.01 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 767 speed tests on Shell Energy Broadband.

  • O2 Broadband
    45 Reviews
    1.08 Mbps

    O2 Broadband's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 1.08 to 2.48 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 16.63 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 5 speed tests on O2 Broadband.

  • uno in Glasgow
    Not enough reviews
    0.68 Mbps

    uno's typical internet speed range in Glasgow is 0 to 0.68 Mbps, and the fastest broadband speed we've seen from them here is 3.4 Mbps. Glasgow residents have performed 2 speed tests on uno Broadband.

Broadband in Glasgow

10th

Best speed range city in Glasgow City

913.93 Mbps

Glasgow's fastest speed

19.29—70.5 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Glasgow residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Glasgow

YearGlasgow AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201815.22 Mbps26.27 Mbps42.06% Slower
201915.6 Mbps30.63 Mbps49.07% Slower
202040.22 Mbps80.31 Mbps49.92% Slower
202151.55 Mbps66.05 Mbps21.95% Slower

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

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Glasgow City

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Carmunnock627.13 Mbps67.46—281.18 Mbps108.13 Mbps8
2Drumchapel96.4 Mbps44.46—61.36 Mbps55.55 Mbps7
3Partick902.21 Mbps29.21—103.85 Mbps37.62 Mbps11
4Kings Park700.43 Mbps27.48—85.32 Mbps36.05 Mbps8
5Tollcross669.69 Mbps27.75—70.11 Mbps35.15 Mbps7
6Baillieston705.42 Mbps26.59—59.43 Mbps33.4 Mbps7
7Castlemilk756.78 Mbps25.05—64.72 Mbps32.5 Mbps8
8Maryhill880.89 Mbps22.62—72.71 Mbps31.8 Mbps9
9Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 Mbps15
10Dennistoun899.79 Mbps22.35—63.61 Mbps30.42 Mbps9
11Scotstoun732.6 Mbps21.8—60.69 Mbps30.39 Mbps8
12Nitshill760.6 Mbps21.64—59.74 Mbps30.28 Mbps8
13Govan890.24 Mbps22.81—59.35 Mbps29.43 Mbps10
14Pollokshaws524.11 Mbps21.46—61.45 Mbps28.96 Mbps8
15Pollokshields815.8 Mbps19.91—58.14 Mbps28.95 Mbps11
16Shawlands510.79 Mbps23.62—63.54 Mbps28.62 Mbps4
17Hillington449.02 Mbps17.68—58.01 Mbps26.54 Mbps6
18Polmadie782.22 Mbps15.6—51.89 Mbps23.71 Mbps12
19Dalmarnock787.26 Mbps17.26—45.41 Mbps23.63 Mbps4
20Springburn507.63 Mbps13.99—89.42 Mbps22.98 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 
8Castlemilk756.78 Mbps25.05—64.72 Mbps32.5 MbpsFaster
9Maryhill880.89 Mbps22.62—72.71 Mbps31.8 MbpsFaster
10Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 Mbps-
11Dennistoun899.79 Mbps22.35—63.61 Mbps30.42 MbpsSlower
12Scotstoun732.6 Mbps21.8—60.69 Mbps30.39 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, 43.6% were fast, 27.02% slow, and 29.38% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 23:46:15210 mins419.66 Mbps317.39 MbpsNeeds help
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 22:36:34339 secs27.18 Mbps21.94 MbpsNeeds help
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 22:33:19229 secs76.3 Mbps107.89 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 19:19:14733 mins252.32 Mbps271.29 Mbps
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 19:46:4123 mins31.15 Mbps32.9 Mbps
Plusnet17 Oct 2021 19:26:58211 mins1.37 Mbps26.64 MbpsImproved
Vodafone17 Oct 2021 19:21:30712 mins1.36 Mbps2.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE17 Oct 2021 19:20:13236 secs17.64 Mbps21.21 MbpsImproved
EE17 Oct 2021 19:13:14272 secs45.28 Mbps41.01 Mbps
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 19:08:39247 secs464.36 Mbps295.96 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 17:35:2023 mins69.79 Mbps152.09 MbpsImproved
Hyperoptic17 Oct 2021 16:39:39262 secs38.69 Mbps44.46 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 16:15:3742 mins152.37 Mbps146.75 Mbps
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 15:54:4434 mins1.34 Mbps1.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 15:23:50225 mins108.3 Mbps63.94 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 15:31:5828 mins49.13 Mbps105.99 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 15:30:4922 mins12.14 Mbps10.51 MbpsNeeds help
Shell Energy17 Oct 2021 14:49:07216 secs30.57 Mbps36.99 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband17 Oct 2021 14:20:2828 mins20.06 Mbps17.29 MbpsNeeds help
TalkTalk17 Oct 2021 13:24:071026 secs0.2 Mbps1.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Glasgow

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic913.93 Mbps62.35—199.5 Mbps
2Glide723.17 Mbps37.43—184.84 Mbps
3Virgin Media725.41 Mbps43.14—110.34 Mbps
4CCS Leeds82.15 Mbps10.22—71.28 Mbps
5BT761.18 Mbps26.91—57.22 Mbps
6Vodafone525.93 Mbps26.58—53.58 Mbps
7TalkTalk810.77 Mbps18.9—59.12 Mbps
8Zen Internet72.33 Mbps25.16—29.58 Mbps
9EE562.81 Mbps11.64—42.65 Mbps
10Sky Broadband371.8 Mbps9.31—48.43 Mbps
11Plusnet73.66 Mbps14.29—36.7 Mbps
12Scotnet.co.uk79.69 Mbps6.58—46.59 Mbps
13Shell Energy73.01 Mbps4.05—27.55 Mbps
14O2 Broadband16.63 Mbps1.08—2.48 Mbps
15uno3.4 Mbps0—0.68 Mbps

Glasgow Broadband Speed Map

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 62.35—199.5 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 62.35 to 199.5 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Glasgow?
Users in Glasgow see an average internet speed of 19.29 up to 970 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 371.8 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.
Is BT full fibre available in Glasgow?
No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in Glasgow.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Glasgow?
The broadband provider with the most users in Glasgow is Sky Broadband.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021