Broadband Statistics for Highland, Highland
Broadband Providers6
Fastest Speed228.86 Mbps
Median Speed6.26 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in Highland

Residents in Highland have run speed tests on 6 broadband providers. This number is 2.12% below the United Kingdom average of 6.13 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 228.86 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 1.12—14.21 Mbps.

Highland's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 228.86 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Highland is 6.26 Mbps, which is 83.08% below the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 71.38% below the average of 21.87 Mbps in Highland.

Internet speeds in Highland are typically faster than Caol, but slower than Grantown on Spey. Nearby locations include Inverness with speeds 20—55.34 Mbps, North Kessock with speeds 22.04—53.94 Mbps, and Milton of Leys with speeds 23.98—52.96 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

Broadband in Highland


Best speed range city in Highland

228.86 Mbps

Highland's fastest speed

3.13—22.65 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Highland residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in Highland

YearHighland AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201819.27 Mbps26.27 Mbps26.65% Slower
201914.11 Mbps30.63 Mbps53.93% Slower
202044.16 Mbps80.31 Mbps45.01% Slower
202113.2 Mbps66.05 Mbps80.02% Slower

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 
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsFaster
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsFaster
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsFaster
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsFaster
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsFaster
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsFaster
Highland228.86 Mbps3.13—22.65 Mbps6.26 Mbps-

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in Highland

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Achaphubuil428.85 Mbps36.31—65.93 Mbps54.21 Mbps4
2Kyleakin746.65 Mbps32.82—68.88 Mbps44.42 Mbps3
3Kirkhill398.33 Mbps20.98—93.71 Mbps30.48 Mbps6
4Kilcheran298.59 Mbps23.09—46.06 Mbps29.25 Mbps6
5Inverness924.21 Mbps20—55.34 Mbps27.84 Mbps11
6Aviemore430.52 Mbps16.85—47.98 Mbps24.02 Mbps4
7Invergordon135.98 Mbps18—48.66 Mbps23.63 Mbps5
8Ballachulish456.59 Mbps22.09—27.65 Mbps23.26 Mbps3
9Stittenham879.02 Mbps16.14—58.93 Mbps23.21 Mbps6
10Culburnie450.12 Mbps19.5—35.56 Mbps23.12 Mbps2
11Barevan420.03 Mbps20.73—44.58 Mbps22.66 Mbps5
12Dingwall599.6 Mbps14.72—43.39 Mbps22.18 Mbps7
13Thurso204.16 Mbps14.39—38.73 Mbps21.46 Mbps8
14Tain449.12 Mbps14.86—36.33 Mbps18.44 Mbps4
15Bilbster242.89 Mbps5.77—44.54 Mbps12.62 Mbps4
16Boat of Garten288.24 Mbps11.82—39.36 Mbps11.91 Mbps4
17Kingsburgh156.99 Mbps6.28—39.38 Mbps10.97 Mbps3
18Portree455.87 Mbps4.75—23.82 Mbps7.07 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 
54Ullapool73.88 Mbps5.02—20.71 Mbps6.81 MbpsFaster
55Grantown on Spey151.11 Mbps4.28—30.22 Mbps6.78 MbpsFaster
56Highland228.86 Mbps3.13—22.65 Mbps6.26 Mbps-
57Caol72.96 Mbps3.46—9.06 Mbps6.18 MbpsSlower
58Golspie128.72 Mbps4.38—21.7 Mbps5.88 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, 24.14% were fast, 41.38% slow, and 34.48% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk16 Oct 2021 15:45:4427 mins57.53 Mbps64.23 MbpsImproved
BT14 Oct 2021 17:09:14232 secs0.26 Mbps0.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk13 Oct 2021 10:06:3557 mins14.85 Mbps10.67 MbpsNeeds help
BT07 Oct 2021 12:02:3422 mins51.74 Mbps70.99 MbpsImproved
Vodafone04 Oct 2021 17:23:02234 secs17.7 Mbps17.63 Mbps
BT23 Sep 2021 07:55:102105 secs0.36 Mbps28.35 MbpsImproved
BT14 Sep 2021 11:51:0032 mins0.65 Mbps0.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT11 Sep 2021 10:26:1776 mins1.04 Mbps1.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk09 Sep 2021 14:04:39231 secs34.36 Mbps29.13 MbpsNeeds help
BT04 Sep 2021 15:01:11257 secs0.66 Mbps0.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT04 Sep 2021 09:33:1024 mins33.78 Mbps19.04 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Highland

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Sky Broadband35.07 Mbps12.69—25.3 Mbps
2TalkTalk106.42 Mbps14.23—34.34 Mbps
3BT228.86 Mbps1.12—14.21 Mbps
4Vodafone47.25 Mbps7.39—17.63 Mbps
5EE22.18 Mbps4.29—20.85 Mbps
6Plusnet3.51 Mbps0—3.01 Mbps

Highland Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Highland

How many broadband providers in Highland are there?
Highland has 6 ISPs tested.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Highland?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Highland with 228.86 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 1.12—14.21 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 14.23 to 34.34 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Highland?
Users in Highland see an average internet speed of 3.13 up to 3017 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 47.25 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 the most popular broadband provider in Highland?
The broadband provider with the most users in Highland is BT.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021