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'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.
We rank each provider relative to all providers in The United Kingdom based on their median download and upload speeds, measured round trip time latencies, and the percentage of speeds tests that exceed 50 Mbps.
Customer ratings are based on local reviews matched to Highland IP addresses. Providers can be scored on a range of 1 to 10, and ranked relative to all providers in The United Kingdom.
Median Speed Test Result
The median is the middle result in the range of tests we measured for each provider in Highland in the past year. Median speeds provide a better comparison than raw averages because they control for the longtail of tests related to Wi-Fi issues. The charts below represent the distribution of tests associated with each provider from low to high.
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Highland's fastest speed
Typical speed range available to Highland residents
|Year||Highland Average||United Kingdom Average||Difference|
|2018||32.54 Mbps||26.27 Mbps||23.87% Faster|
|2019||14.05 Mbps||30.63 Mbps||54.13% Slower|
|2020||22.35 Mbps||80.31 Mbps||72.17% Slower|
|2021||14.31 Mbps||66.05 Mbps||78.33% Slower|
|Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range|
|Internet Speed Range||Highland||United Kingdom|
|Very Slow: under 10 Mbps||61.33%||19.92%|
|Slow: 10-30 Mbps||19.09%||25.74%|
|Adequate: 30-60 Mbps||7.76%||25.20%|
|Good: 60-80 Mbps||3.33%||10.20%|
|Fast: 80-300 Mbps||6.28%||15.33%|
|Very Fast: over 300 Mbps||2.22%||3.60%|
|City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|Greater London||5794.21 Mbps||33.02—95.86 Mbps||45.54 Mbps||Faster|
|Birmingham||941.32 Mbps||29.29—107 Mbps||38.47 Mbps||Faster|
|Liverpool||1134.53 Mbps||25.52—89.6 Mbps||34.58 Mbps||Faster|
|Nottingham||2371.49 Mbps||16.2—40.46 Mbps||19.1 Mbps||Faster|
|Sheffield||932.42 Mbps||23.73—68.81 Mbps||32.06 Mbps||Faster|
|Bristol||943.13 Mbps||30.35—109.9 Mbps||42.28 Mbps||Faster|
|Glasgow||913.93 Mbps||20.58—71.34 Mbps||32 Mbps||Faster|
|Leicester||935.89 Mbps||27.45—99.24 Mbps||37 Mbps||Faster|
|Edinburgh||874.24 Mbps||29.96—107.47 Mbps||38.02 Mbps||Faster|
|Highland||228.86 Mbps||3.66—20.45 Mbps||6.69 Mbps||-|
|Position||City||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median||# Providers|
|1||Kyleakin||746.65 Mbps||32.91—69.06 Mbps||43.49 Mbps||3|
|2||Glenelg||700.18 Mbps||31.44—67.43 Mbps||38.39 Mbps||4|
|3||Kirkhill||531.54 Mbps||22.62—93.69 Mbps||31.72 Mbps||6|
|4||Invergordon||163.64 Mbps||21.87—54.85 Mbps||29.49 Mbps||5|
|5||North Kessock||279.54 Mbps||21.18—53.95 Mbps||29 Mbps||5|
|6||Kilcheran||353.2 Mbps||24.23—54.98 Mbps||28.87 Mbps||6|
|7||Inverness||924.21 Mbps||20.11—57.2 Mbps||27.77 Mbps||12|
|8||Dingwall||599.6 Mbps||19.38—60.87 Mbps||27.75 Mbps||7|
|9||Aviemore||857.28 Mbps||16.7—49.09 Mbps||24.19 Mbps||4|
|10||Culburnie||450.12 Mbps||20.18—37.03 Mbps||24.11 Mbps||2|
|11||Ballachulish||466.64 Mbps||22.1—37.87 Mbps||23.76 Mbps||3|
|12||Barevan||651.5 Mbps||20.68—49.58 Mbps||22.59 Mbps||5|
|13||Thurso||395.45 Mbps||16.13—40.78 Mbps||21.68 Mbps||9|
|14||Stittenham||879.02 Mbps||15.76—48.91 Mbps||21.31 Mbps||6|
|15||Tain||449.12 Mbps||14.97—38.87 Mbps||18.98 Mbps||5|
|16||Bilbster||242.89 Mbps||11.7—44.95 Mbps||18.74 Mbps||5|
|17||Boat of Garten||288.24 Mbps||11.85—42.14 Mbps||11.93 Mbps||4|
|18||Achaphubuil||908.32 Mbps||6.95—54.99 Mbps||10.89 Mbps||4|
|19||Kingsburgh||156.99 Mbps||5.53—39.25 Mbps||10.21 Mbps||3|
|20||Grantown on Spey||151.11 Mbps||3.78—33.18 Mbps||6.87 Mbps||8|
|21||Portree||476.75 Mbps||4.18—22.39 Mbps||6.64 Mbps||6|
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.
|Position||City / Town||Max Speed||Typical Speed Range||Median|
|53||Grantown on Spey||151.11 Mbps||3.78—33.18 Mbps||6.87 Mbps||Faster|
|54||Golspie||128.72 Mbps||4.79—27.59 Mbps||6.75 Mbps||Faster|
|55||Highland||228.86 Mbps||3.66—20.45 Mbps||6.69 Mbps||-|
|56||Portree||476.75 Mbps||4.18—22.39 Mbps||6.64 Mbps||Slower|
|57||Stoer||29.22 Mbps||4.12—6.78 Mbps||6.56 Mbps||Slower|
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.
|Provider||Start Time||# Tests||Duration||Start Speed||End Speed||Status|
|BT||29 Dec 2021 18:49:31||4||45 mins||9.68 Mbps||2.04 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||28 Dec 2021 12:25:36||2||92 secs||27.84 Mbps||26.75 Mbps|
|BT||27 Dec 2021 13:59:10||2||22 mins||2.99 Mbps||1.46 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||16 Dec 2021 01:11:22||3||2 mins||1.13 Mbps||1.57 Mbps||Needs help, very slow|
|BT||15 Dec 2021 10:24:36||2||71 secs||8.6 Mbps||11.86 Mbps||Improved|
Highland has 7 ISPs tested.
TalkTalk is the fastest broadband provider in Highland with 106.42 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 14.14—29.13 Mbps.
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.
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.
Broadband service from BT is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 228.86 Mbps.
Broadband service from TalkTalk is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 106.42 Mbps.
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 71.45 Mbps.
No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) 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