Broadband Statistics for Highland, Highland
Broadband Providers5
Fastest Speed223.09 Mbps
Average Speed5.73 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Highland

Highland residents have run speed tests on 5 broadband providers. This number is 16.81% below the United Kingdom average of 6.01 internet service providers. ISPs available in Highland include BT, TalkTalk, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Highland is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 223.09 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 1.78—11.41 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 broadband speed that users will see in Highland is 5.73 Mbps, which is 84.37% below the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 73.66% below the average of 21.75 Mbps in Highland. Internet speeds in Highland are typically faster than Lochaline, but slower than Moy. Nearby cities include Inverness with speeds 20.69—55.26 Mbps, North Kessock with speeds 22.2—53.96 Mbps, and Milton of Leys with speeds 16.4—35.13 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • TalkTalk in Highland
    13.22 — 34.34 Mbps
    106.42 Mbps
    15.19 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Highland
    12.69 — 25.3 Mbps
    35.07 Mbps
    12.69 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Highland
    5.15 — 18.3 Mbps
    47.25 Mbps
    9.64 Mbps
  • BT in Highland
    1.78 — 11.41 Mbps
    223.09 Mbps
    2.61 Mbps
  • EE in Highland
    1.56 — 10.88 Mbps
    69.04 Mbps
    4.29 Mbps

Broadband in Highland


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Highland

223.09 Mbps

Highland's fastest speed

3.56—21.96 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Highland residents

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Highland Broadband Speed Map

Highland Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeHighlandUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps70.06%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps17.62%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps6.16%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps1.91%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps4.25%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0%2.33%

How Highland Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsFaster
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsFaster
Highland223.09 Mbps3.56—21.96 Mbps5.73 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Highland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Achaphubuil428.85 Mbps51.1—65.94 Mbps55.53 Mbps4
2Kyleakin618.75 Mbps35.07—66.6 Mbps49.92 Mbps3
3Kirkhill398.33 Mbps25.81—93.78 Mbps35.56 Mbps5
4Kilcheran298.59 Mbps24.19—38.05 Mbps30.12 Mbps5
5Inverness924.21 Mbps20.69—55.26 Mbps28.99 Mbps11
6Stittenham879.02 Mbps16.74—60.7 Mbps25.06 Mbps7
7Ballachulish136.71 Mbps22.12—27.36 Mbps23.43 Mbps3
8Dingwall599.6 Mbps14.41—43.86 Mbps20.91 Mbps7
9Barevan420.03 Mbps20.71—36.78 Mbps20.89 Mbps5
10Culburnie450.12 Mbps16.59—33.24 Mbps20.31 Mbps2
11Aviemore243.38 Mbps13.38—45.35 Mbps19.25 Mbps4
12Tain396.61 Mbps14.62—36.64 Mbps18.1 Mbps5
13Invergordon218.2 Mbps12.92—31.44 Mbps17.72 Mbps5
14Thurso204.16 Mbps9.44—35.18 Mbps16.57 Mbps8
15Boat of Garten288.24 Mbps11.73—29.45 Mbps11.88 Mbps3
16Kingsburgh143.55 Mbps6.18—25.24 Mbps9.99 Mbps3
17Bilbster242.89 Mbps2.39—41.62 Mbps8.21 Mbps4
18Portree149.3 Mbps4.75—23.89 Mbps7.12 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 
54Grantown on Spey151.11 Mbps3.8—28.06 Mbps6.69 MbpsFaster
55Moy43.41 Mbps5.64—21.4 Mbps6.58 MbpsFaster
56Highland223.09 Mbps3.56—21.96 Mbps5.73 Mbps-
57Lochaline72.54 Mbps4.89—44.71 Mbps5.67 MbpsSlower
58Kyle of Lochalsh70.94 Mbps3.56—12.14 Mbps5.47 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, 54.17% were fast, 16.67% slow, and 29.17% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk25 Jul 2021 17:54:4023 mins1.71 Mbps1.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Jul 2021 17:13:46275 secs0.88 Mbps1.6 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Jul 2021 13:12:19311 mins14.78 Mbps14.69 Mbps
BT08 Jul 2021 11:08:44312 mins84.76 Mbps90.62 Mbps
Vodafone02 Jul 2021 18:45:12252 secs47.25 Mbps46.46 Mbps
BT25 Jun 2021 09:44:5026 mins11.41 Mbps31.37 MbpsImproved
BT07 Jun 2021 20:20:04254 secs0.64 Mbps0.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT04 Jun 2021 10:24:50214 mins0.37 Mbps0.15 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT03 Jun 2021 12:07:31217 mins0.1 Mbps0.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Highland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Sky Broadband35.07 Mbps12.69—25.3 Mbps
2TalkTalk106.42 Mbps13.22—34.34 Mbps
3EE69.04 Mbps1.56—10.88 Mbps
4BT223.09 Mbps1.78—11.41 Mbps
5Vodafone47.25 Mbps5.15—18.3 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Highland

How many broadband providers in Highland are there?
Highland has 5 ISPs tested.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Highland?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Highland with 223.09 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 1.78—11.41 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 13.22 to 34.34 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Highland?
Users in Highland see an average internet speed of 3.56 up to 2996 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 223.09 Mbps.
Is BT available in Highland?
Broadband service from BT is available in Highland, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 223.09 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 47.25 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Highland?
The broadband provider with the most users in Highland is BT.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021