United Kingdom Highland

Broadband Providers in Highland

Residents in Highland 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 Highland include BT, TalkTalk, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Highland is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 228.86 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 1.5—13.32 Mbps.


Highland Broadband Statistics

Highland's fastest provider is TalkTalk, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 106.42 Mbps.

Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Highland is 6.69 Mbps, which is 81.84% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.84 Mbps, and 70.20% below the average of 22.45 Mbps in Highland.

Internet speeds in Highland are typically faster than Portree, but slower than Golspie. Nearby locations include Inverness with speeds 20.11—57.2 Mbps, North Kessock with speeds 21.18—53.95 Mbps, and Milton of Leys with speeds 7.68—44.94 Mbps.

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BT Logo
69 /100
6.0 /10
Above average
242 Speed Tests
778 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
117 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
59 /100
5.50 /10
About average
49 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
About average
Above Average
7 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
4 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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No Logo
28 /100
Below average
4 Speed Tests
Too few reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
2 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Map of Highland's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode


Best speed range city in Highland

228.86 Mbps

Highland's fastest speed

3.66—20.45 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Highland residents

Highland Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Highland

YearHighland AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201832.54 Mbps26.27 Mbps23.87% Faster
201914.05 Mbps30.63 Mbps54.13% Slower
202022.35 Mbps80.31 Mbps72.17% Slower
202114.31 Mbps66.05 Mbps78.33% Slower

Highland Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHighlandUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps61.33%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps19.09%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps7.76%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps3.33%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps6.28%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.22%3.60%

How Highland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.02—95.86 Mbps45.54 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—107 Mbps38.47 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.6 Mbps34.58 MbpsFaster
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.2—40.46 Mbps19.1 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.73—68.81 Mbps32.06 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.35—109.9 Mbps42.28 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.58—71.34 Mbps32 MbpsFaster
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.45—99.24 Mbps37 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.47 Mbps38.02 MbpsFaster
Highland228.86 Mbps3.66—20.45 Mbps6.69 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Highland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Kyleakin746.65 Mbps32.91—69.06 Mbps43.49 Mbps3
2Glenelg700.18 Mbps31.44—67.43 Mbps38.39 Mbps4
3Kirkhill531.54 Mbps22.62—93.69 Mbps31.72 Mbps6
4Invergordon163.64 Mbps21.87—54.85 Mbps29.49 Mbps5
5North Kessock279.54 Mbps21.18—53.95 Mbps29 Mbps5
6Kilcheran353.2 Mbps24.23—54.98 Mbps28.87 Mbps6
7Inverness924.21 Mbps20.11—57.2 Mbps27.77 Mbps12
8Dingwall599.6 Mbps19.38—60.87 Mbps27.75 Mbps7
9Aviemore857.28 Mbps16.7—49.09 Mbps24.19 Mbps4
10Culburnie450.12 Mbps20.18—37.03 Mbps24.11 Mbps2
11Ballachulish466.64 Mbps22.1—37.87 Mbps23.76 Mbps3
12Barevan651.5 Mbps20.68—49.58 Mbps22.59 Mbps5
13Thurso395.45 Mbps16.13—40.78 Mbps21.68 Mbps9
14Stittenham879.02 Mbps15.76—48.91 Mbps21.31 Mbps6
15Tain449.12 Mbps14.97—38.87 Mbps18.98 Mbps5
16Bilbster242.89 Mbps11.7—44.95 Mbps18.74 Mbps5
17Boat of Garten288.24 Mbps11.85—42.14 Mbps11.93 Mbps4
18Achaphubuil908.32 Mbps6.95—54.99 Mbps10.89 Mbps4
19Kingsburgh156.99 Mbps5.53—39.25 Mbps10.21 Mbps3
20Grantown on Spey151.11 Mbps3.78—33.18 Mbps6.87 Mbps8
21Portree476.75 Mbps4.18—22.39 Mbps6.64 Mbps6

Highland 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 Highland Compares for Internet Speed in Highland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
53Grantown on Spey151.11 Mbps3.78—33.18 Mbps6.87 MbpsFaster
54Golspie128.72 Mbps4.79—27.59 Mbps6.75 MbpsFaster
55Highland228.86 Mbps3.66—20.45 Mbps6.69 Mbps-
56Portree476.75 Mbps4.18—22.39 Mbps6.64 MbpsSlower
57Stoer29.22 Mbps4.12—6.78 Mbps6.56 MbpsSlower

Highland Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Highland testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Highland ran 3 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband 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 broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Highland's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 57.14% were fast, 28.57% slow, and 14.29% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT29 Dec 2021 18:49:31445 mins9.68 Mbps2.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT28 Dec 2021 12:25:36292 secs27.84 Mbps26.75 Mbps
BT27 Dec 2021 13:59:10222 mins2.99 Mbps1.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT16 Dec 2021 01:11:2232 mins1.13 Mbps1.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT15 Dec 2021 10:24:36271 secs8.6 Mbps11.86 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Highland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1TalkTalk106.42 Mbps14.14—29.13 Mbps
2Sky Broadband25.3 Mbps0—12.69 Mbps
3Plusnet48.83 Mbps3.01—8.41 Mbps
4Vodafone71.45 Mbps7.39—17.14 Mbps
5EE25.83 Mbps4.29—20.85 Mbps
6Scotnet.co.uk14.82 Mbps11.24—12.04 Mbps
7BT228.86 Mbps1.5—13.32 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Highland

How many broadband providers in Highland are there?

Highland has 7 ISPs tested.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Highland?

TalkTalk is the fastest broadband provider in Highland with 106.42 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 14.14—29.13 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Highland?

The best internet provider in Highland is TalkTalk, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 14.14 to 29.13 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Highland?

Users in Highland see an average internet speed of 3.66 up to 3075 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 228.86 Mbps.

Is BT available in Highland?

Broadband service from BT is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 228.86 Mbps.

Is TalkTalk available in Highland?

Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 106.42 Mbps.

Is Vodafone available in Highland?

Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 71.45 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Highland?

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

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Highland?

The broadband provider with the most users in Highland is BT.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2022

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