Broadband in Highland

Highland residents have run speed tests on 6 providers. This number is 6.57% above the United Kingdom average of 5.63 providers. ISPs available in Highland include BT, Vodafone, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in Highland is BT, with a maximum recorded speed of 205.09 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 4.04—21.87 Mbps. Highland's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 205.09 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Highland is 6.12 Mbps, which is 71.82% below the The United Kingdom national average of 21.72 Mbps, and 53.25% below the average of 13.09 Mbps in Highland. Internet speeds in Highland are typically faster than Golspie, but slower than Fort Augustus. Nearby cities include Inverness with speeds 11.18—39.64 Mbps, North Kessock with speeds 10.43—31.63 Mbps, and Milton of Leys with speeds 11.72—30.57 Mbps.


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  • Plusnet in Highland

Internet in Highland


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Highland

205.09 Mbps

Highland's fastest speed

4.52—19.93 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Highland residents

Highland Competitive Speed Map

How Highland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.33—71.85 Mbps29.38 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.54—64.77 Mbps22.6 MbpsFaster
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.28—46.41 Mbps16.12 MbpsFaster
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.53—58.76 Mbps20.37 MbpsFaster
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.04—42.29 Mbps17.47 MbpsFaster
Bristol896.3 Mbps13.98—62.89 Mbps20.83 MbpsFaster
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.28—34.22 Mbps10.08 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.35—59.49 Mbps20.67 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.59—65.7 Mbps19.52 MbpsFaster
Highland205.09 Mbps4.52—19.93 Mbps6.12 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Speeds in Highland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Ballachulish135.44 Mbps21.96—26.88 Mbps23.71 Mbps2
2Thurso127.79 Mbps12.82—37.44 Mbps18.48 Mbps6
3Kyleakin69.86 Mbps15.61—45.89 Mbps18.41 Mbps2
4Aviemore133.79 Mbps11.6—39 Mbps18.04 Mbps4
5Kilcheran261.54 Mbps11.73—34.22 Mbps16.99 Mbps6
6Kirkhill138.09 Mbps12.32—42.11 Mbps15.58 Mbps4
7Inverness316.04 Mbps11.18—39.64 Mbps15.54 Mbps10
8Cromarty70.02 Mbps11.4—30.21 Mbps15.1 Mbps3
9Stittenham256.96 Mbps9.35—34.79 Mbps14.99 Mbps7
10Tain110.33 Mbps11.06—33.23 Mbps14.69 Mbps6
11North Kessock72.95 Mbps10.43—31.63 Mbps14.42 Mbps5
12Culburnie65.96 Mbps11.79—26.96 Mbps14.2 Mbps2
13Invergordon152.77 Mbps10.12—32.73 Mbps13.28 Mbps4
14Barevan124.12 Mbps7.7—29.69 Mbps12.01 Mbps5
15Glenelg69.16 Mbps8.36—31.96 Mbps11.81 Mbps3
16Achaphubuil257.89 Mbps8.38—32.04 Mbps11.27 Mbps4
17Dingwall243.81 Mbps7.06—29.23 Mbps10.35 Mbps8
18Bilbster114.01 Mbps6.75—26.25 Mbps9.88 Mbps5
19Highland205.09 Mbps4.52—19.93 Mbps6.12 Mbps6
20Grantown on Spey244.87 Mbps4.23—22.49 Mbps5.77 Mbps7
21Portree176.25 Mbps2.32—15.72 Mbps4.55 Mbps5
22Kingsburgh125.58 Mbps2.32—15.46 Mbps4.4 Mbps2

Highland Over Time

How Highland Compares for Internet Speed in Highland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
51Rosemarkie62.08 Mbps4.29—16.07 Mbps6.85 MbpsFaster
52Fort Augustus57.62 Mbps4.37—21.79 Mbps6.73 MbpsFaster
53Highland205.09 Mbps4.52—19.93 Mbps6.12 Mbps-
54Golspie63.84 Mbps4.27—31.16 Mbps5.94 MbpsSlower
55Grantown on Spey244.87 Mbps4.23—22.49 Mbps5.77 MbpsSlower

Highland Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Highland test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Highland ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Highland 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 Highland's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 45% were fast, 35% slow, and 20% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Vodafone20 May 2020 21:42:16311 mins8.98 Mbps8.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet20 May 2020 12:58:20741 mins2.46 Mbps2.72 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT17 May 2020 12:51:4222 mins0.42 Mbps2.31 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 May 2020 21:15:57525 mins5.93 Mbps7.68 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 May 2020 12:18:414111 secs4.68 Mbps1.76 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 May 2020 12:04:5633 mins21.48 Mbps15.62 MbpsNeeds help
BT13 May 2020 16:19:59240 secs1.57 Mbps1.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT08 May 2020 10:03:55356 secs2.97 Mbps3.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT07 May 2020 17:28:2322 mins6.37 Mbps6.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT05 May 2020 16:43:31227 secs0.67 Mbps2.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT30 Apr 2020 12:59:54272 secs1.04 Mbps2.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT29 Apr 2020 13:58:21212 mins1.18 Mbps1.88 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT29 Apr 2020 13:02:47213 mins0.63 Mbps0.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT29 Apr 2020 12:31:04231 secs3.97 Mbps0.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT26 Apr 2020 13:49:3437 mins5.15 Mbps4.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT13 Apr 2020 10:08:2727 mins0.26 Mbps7.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk04 Apr 2020 18:39:33319 mins11.51 Mbps4.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone02 Apr 2020 19:32:59417 mins9.35 Mbps9.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Highland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1TalkTalk57.68 Mbps12.91—22.04 Mbps
2EE30.95 Mbps6.99—11.81 Mbps
3BT205.09 Mbps4.04—21.87 Mbps
4Sky Broadband50.63 Mbps2.35—5.47 Mbps
5Vodafone61.56 Mbps3.21—11.64 Mbps
6Plusnet2.72 Mbps0.02—0.16 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Highland

Highland has 6 ISPs tested.
BT is the fastest provider in Highland with 205.09 Mbps, and an average speed range of 4.04—21.87 Mbps.
The best provider in Highland in TalkTalk, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 12.91 to 22.04 Mbps.
Users in Highland see an average internet speed of 4.52 up to 3006 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 205.09 Mbps.
BT is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 205.09 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 61.56 Mbps.
TalkTalk is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 57.68 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Highland is BT.

Last updated: 27 May 2020