Broadband in Highland

Highland residents have run speed tests on 6 providers. This number is 0.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 providers. ISPs available in Highland include BT, Vodafone, and TalkTalk. The most common provider in Highland is BT, with a maximum recorded speed of 223.09 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 2.51—10.87 Mbps. Highland's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 223.09 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Highland is 4.33 Mbps, which is 85.42% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 74.39% below the average of 16.91 Mbps in Highland. Internet speeds in Highland are typically faster than Portree, but slower than Fort Augustus. Nearby cities include Inverness with speeds 14.59—52.56 Mbps, North Kessock with speeds 11.99—33.14 Mbps, and Milton of Leys with speeds 15.44—31.78 Mbps.


  • Sky Broadband in Highland
  • TalkTalk in Highland
  • EE in Highland
  • BT in Highland
  • Vodafone in Highland
  • Plusnet in Highland

Internet in Highland


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Highland

223.09 Mbps

Highland's fastest speed

3.17—14.65 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Highland residents

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Highland Competitive Speed Map

How Highland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.94—83.37 Mbps37.11 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.71—75.55 Mbps29.03 MbpsFaster
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.63—64.35 Mbps21.79 MbpsFaster
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.23—65.34 Mbps24.48 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.49—53.25 Mbps21.96 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.49—92.12 Mbps28.94 MbpsFaster
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.49—48.76 Mbps13.77 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.98—95.21 Mbps29.95 MbpsFaster
Highland223.09 Mbps3.17—14.65 Mbps4.33 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Speeds in Highland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Achaphubuil257.89 Mbps35.9—65.88 Mbps54.24 Mbps4
2Ballachulish135.44 Mbps22.07—27.56 Mbps23.57 Mbps2
3Barevan326.35 Mbps17.89—26.76 Mbps20.87 Mbps5
4Inverness556.75 Mbps14.59—52.56 Mbps20.24 Mbps10
5Stittenham73.1 Mbps14.36—52.8 Mbps19.8 Mbps7
6Kilcheran261.54 Mbps13.13—33.24 Mbps19.07 Mbps5
7Kirkhill226.32 Mbps12.96—46.02 Mbps15.66 Mbps5
8Culburnie72.38 Mbps12.38—28.48 Mbps14.91 Mbps2
9Tain143.21 Mbps10.81—33.83 Mbps14.69 Mbps6
10Thurso127.79 Mbps7.84—32.83 Mbps14.13 Mbps5
11Aviemore243.38 Mbps8.78—37.58 Mbps13.8 Mbps4
12Dingwall177.7 Mbps6.81—32.91 Mbps10.49 Mbps8
13Invergordon218.2 Mbps7.15—32 Mbps10.43 Mbps5
14Bilbster242.89 Mbps4.01—25.49 Mbps7.42 Mbps5
15Kingsburgh86.01 Mbps4.77—14.24 Mbps6.31 Mbps2
16Portree105.86 Mbps2.66—15.5 Mbps4.27 Mbps6

Highland Over Time

How Highland Compares for Internet Speed in Highland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
62Ardersier24.38 Mbps0.53—18.36 Mbps4.72 MbpsFaster
63Fort Augustus56.15 Mbps1.87—22.44 Mbps4.37 MbpsFaster
64Highland223.09 Mbps3.17—14.65 Mbps4.33 Mbps-
65Portree105.86 Mbps2.66—15.5 Mbps4.27 MbpsSlower
66Achnahanat70.5 Mbps2.98—14.13 Mbps4.26 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, 33.33% were fast, 33.33% slow, and 33.33% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk18 Jan 2021 15:06:29239 secs35.35 Mbps34.34 Mbps
TalkTalk13 Jan 2021 18:59:1632 mins36.57 Mbps31.91 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Highland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Sky Broadband50.63 Mbps26.4—35.07 Mbps
2EE69.04 Mbps6.99—11.81 Mbps
3TalkTalk57.68 Mbps9.23—27.61 Mbps
4BT223.09 Mbps2.51—10.87 Mbps
5Vodafone29.25 Mbps3.17—9.34 Mbps
6Plusnet14 Mbps0.16—3.51 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Highland

Highland has 6 ISPs tested.
BT is the fastest provider in Highland with 223.09 Mbps, and an average speed range of 2.51—10.87 Mbps.
The best provider in Highland in Sky Broadband, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 26.4 to 35.07 Mbps.
Users in Highland see an average internet speed of 3.17 up to 3158 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 223.09 Mbps.
BT is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 223.09 Mbps.
Vodafone is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 29.25 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: 18 Jan 2021