Broadband Statistics for Inverness, Highland
Broadband Providers11
Fastest Speed924.21 Mbps
Average Speed25.73 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in Inverness

Inverness residents have run speed tests on 11 broadband providers. This number is 86.44% above the United Kingdom average of 5.90 internet service providers. ISPs available in Inverness include BT, Plusnet, and EE. The most common broadband provider in Inverness is BT, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 924.21 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 20.71—58.86 Mbps. Inverness's fastest provider is also BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 924.21 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Inverness is 25.73 Mbps, which is 25.38% below the The United Kingdom national average of 34.48 Mbps, and 26.00% above the average of 20.42 Mbps in Highland. Internet speeds in Inverness are typically faster than Cromarty, but slower than North Kessock. Nearby cities include Highland with speeds 4.1—21.96 Mbps, North Kessock with speeds 20.04—53.95 Mbps, and Milton of Leys with speeds 17.81—32.38 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Spitfire in Inverness
    44.41 — 46.56 Mbps
    46.75 Mbps
    44.41 Mbps
  • BT in Inverness
    20.71 — 58.86 Mbps
    924.21 Mbps
    30.73 Mbps
  • EE in Inverness
    18.78 — 40.09 Mbps
    174.63 Mbps
    24.27 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Inverness
    18.23 — 40.63 Mbps
    136.59 Mbps
    23.51 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Inverness
    15.29 — 36.27 Mbps
    313.54 Mbps
    22 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Inverness
    13.94 — 34.97 Mbps
    72.44 Mbps
    18.33 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Inverness
    6.99 — 32.8 Mbps
    57.55 Mbps
    9.97 Mbps
    8.49 — 28.56 Mbps
    72.86 Mbps
    12.97 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Inverness
    3.5 — 31.46 Mbps
    32.06 Mbps
    3.5 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Inverness
    3.82 — 6.9 Mbps
    8.1 Mbps
    4.46 Mbps
  • uno in Inverness
    0 — 6.37 Mbps
    54.19 Mbps
    6.37 Mbps

Broadband in Inverness


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Highland

924.21 Mbps

Inverness's fastest speed

18.66—54.15 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Inverness residents

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Inverness Broadband Speed Map

Inverness Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeInvernessHighlandUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps31.86%41.55%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps31.36%32.59%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps25.53%18.19%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.68%6.11%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps2.47%1.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.10%0.33%2.33%

How Inverness Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps32.82—93.13 Mbps45.37 MbpsFaster
Birmingham936.73 Mbps24.68—88.27 Mbps34.11 MbpsFaster
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.3—73.84 Mbps27.09 MbpsFaster
Nottingham917.03 Mbps20.86—62.87 Mbps27.85 MbpsFaster
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.9—59.69 Mbps26.58 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.5—104.29 Mbps35.55 MbpsFaster
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.54—87.4 Mbps31.75 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.54—106.06 Mbps35.75 MbpsFaster
Inverness924.21 Mbps18.66—54.15 Mbps25.73 Mbps-
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.13—61.95 Mbps20.32 MbpsSlower

Inverness 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 Inverness Compares for Internet Speed in Highland

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
9Evanton73.6 Mbps28.21—30.99 Mbps30.56 MbpsFaster
10North Kessock279.54 Mbps20.04—53.95 Mbps27.34 MbpsFaster
11Inverness924.21 Mbps18.66—54.15 Mbps25.73 Mbps-
12Cromarty153.06 Mbps18.85—35.42 Mbps25.39 MbpsSlower
13Kilcheran298.59 Mbps17.13—34.66 Mbps25.1 MbpsSlower

Inverness Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Inverness testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Inverness ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Inverness 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 Inverness's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.67% were fast, 20.1% slow, and 38.24% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT05 May 2021 20:40:59486 secs29.41 Mbps29.2 Mbps
BT05 May 2021 18:45:3923 mins15.33 Mbps14.51 Mbps
BT05 May 2021 18:36:4622 mins144.9 Mbps145.06 Mbps
Plusnet05 May 2021 17:30:1125 mins35.12 Mbps54.62 MbpsImproved
BT05 May 2021 16:28:50245 secs0.5 Mbps0.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow May 2021 16:17:30311 mins13.75 Mbps17.8 MbpsImproved
BT05 May 2021 13:29:54265 secs70.7 Mbps70.72 Mbps
BT05 May 2021 12:55:23223 mins0.99 Mbps2.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT05 May 2021 11:14:06734 mins13.06 Mbps13.97 Mbps
BT05 May 2021 11:12:00395 secs1.7 Mbps6.02 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT05 May 2021 08:32:5823 mins58.18 Mbps94.28 MbpsImproved
BT04 May 2021 17:32:53250 secs0.3 Mbps0.32 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Plusnet04 May 2021 15:38:12456 mins16.11 Mbps17.94 MbpsImproved
EE04 May 2021 15:48:5335 mins33.87 Mbps29.63 MbpsNeeds help
BT04 May 2021 10:48:08825 mins71.51 Mbps71.71 Mbps
BT04 May 2021 09:29:15750 mins51.66 Mbps54.06 Mbps
BT04 May 2021 09:02:07318 mins0.45 Mbps0.48 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
EE03 May 2021 21:39:45536 mins36.9 Mbps37.11 Mbps
BT03 May 2021 21:09:27370 secs0.14 Mbps0.2 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk03 May 2021 19:28:5145 mins9.15 Mbps9.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Inverness

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1BT924.21 Mbps20.71—58.86 Mbps
2Spitfire46.75 Mbps44.41—46.56 Mbps
3uno54.19 Mbps0—6.37 Mbps
4EE174.63 Mbps18.78—40.09 Mbps
5Sky Broadband136.59 Mbps18.23—40.63 Mbps
6TalkTalk313.54 Mbps15.29—36.27 Mbps
7Plusnet72.44 Mbps13.94—34.97 Mbps
8Vodafone32.06 Mbps3.5—31.46 Mbps Mbps8.49—28.56 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband57.55 Mbps6.99—32.8 Mbps
11Andrews & Arnold8.1 Mbps3.82—6.9 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Inverness

How many broadband providers in Inverness are there?
Inverness has 11 ISPs tested by its 46,870 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Inverness?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in Inverness with 924.21 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 20.71—58.86 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Inverness?
The best internet provider in Inverness in Spitfire, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 44.41 to 46.56 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Inverness?
Users in Inverness see an average internet speed of 18.66 up to 1432 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 924.21 Mbps.
Is BT available in Inverness?
Broadband service from BT is available in Inverness, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 924.21 Mbps.
Is Plusnet available in Inverness?
Broadband service from Plusnet is available in Inverness, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 72.44 Mbps.
Is EE available in Inverness?
Broadband service from EE is available in Inverness, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 174.63 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Inverness?
The broadband provider with the most users in Inverness is BT.

Last updated: 05 May 2021