Broadband Statistics for North Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire
Broadband Providers7
Fastest Speed780.13 Mbps
Average Speed63.36 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire residents have run speed tests on 7 broadband providers. This number is 16.47% above the United Kingdom average of 6.01 internet service providers. ISPs available in North Lanarkshire include Virgin Media, BT, and EE. The most common broadband provider in North Lanarkshire is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 647.56 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 47.75—140.54 Mbps. North Lanarkshire's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 780.13 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in North Lanarkshire is 63.36 Mbps, which is 72.88% above the The United Kingdom national average of 36.65 Mbps, and 51.43% above the average of 41.84 Mbps in North Lanarkshire. Internet speeds in North Lanarkshire are typically faster than Airdrie, but slower than Bellshill. Nearby cities include Cumbernauld with speeds 49.65—109.17 Mbps, and Castlecary with speeds 21.48—106.34 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Virgin Media in North Lanarkshire
    47.75 — 140.54 Mbps
    647.56 Mbps
    70.32 Mbps
  • BT in North Lanarkshire
    31.93 — 137.1 Mbps
    780.13 Mbps
    41.74 Mbps
  • EE in North Lanarkshire
    25.97 — 73.34 Mbps
    246.74 Mbps
    36.73 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in North Lanarkshire
    24.87 — 53.47 Mbps
    67.33 Mbps
    26.34 Mbps
  • Plusnet in North Lanarkshire
    13.04 — 36.57 Mbps
    64.66 Mbps
    19.76 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in North Lanarkshire
    7.5 — 18.4 Mbps
    36.59 Mbps
    15.15 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in North Lanarkshire
    0 — 32.11 Mbps
    36.2 Mbps
    32.11 Mbps

Broadband in North Lanarkshire


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in North Lanarkshire

780.13 Mbps

North Lanarkshire's fastest speed

44.58—136.09 Mbps

Typical speed range available to North Lanarkshire residents

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North Lanarkshire Broadband Speed Map

North Lanarkshire Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeNorth LanarkshireUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps19.27%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps19.93%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.69%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps7.91%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps32.68%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.52%2.33%

How North Lanarkshire Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
North Lanarkshire780.13 Mbps44.58—136.09 Mbps63.36 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps34.83—93.77 Mbps47.22 MbpsSlower
Birmingham936.73 Mbps27.77—95.58 Mbps36.44 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps22.22—86.42 Mbps31.26 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.48—53.44 Mbps28.15 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps21.81—64.39 Mbps29.73 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps28.81—108.57 Mbps39.7 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps16.22—69.54 Mbps26.21 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps25.15—92.23 Mbps35.1 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps31.34—108.74 Mbps41.17 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in North Lanarkshire

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Cumbernauld780.32 Mbps49.65—109.17 Mbps73.48 Mbps9
2Bellshill895.64 Mbps43.64—180.96 Mbps64.84 Mbps7
3North Lanarkshire780.13 Mbps44.58—136.09 Mbps63.36 Mbps7
4Airdrie780.95 Mbps35.25—135.76 Mbps58.48 Mbps8
5Chryston647.4 Mbps36.13—109.11 Mbps50.16 Mbps9
6Newarthill717.55 Mbps32.63—123.13 Mbps45.99 Mbps8
7Coatbridge695.79 Mbps27.27—89.56 Mbps37.14 Mbps7
8Wishaw536.88 Mbps31.17—108.36 Mbps36.4 Mbps7
9Stepps574.44 Mbps22.69—55.81 Mbps29.35 Mbps8
10Plains500.5 Mbps20.99—61.96 Mbps28.91 Mbps8
11Shotts597.99 Mbps14.29—43.41 Mbps22.02 Mbps6
12Kilsyth543.44 Mbps10.41—58.33 Mbps17.39 Mbps7

North Lanarkshire 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 North Lanarkshire Compares for Internet Speed in North Lanarkshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Cumbernauld780.32 Mbps49.65—109.17 Mbps73.48 MbpsFaster
2Bellshill895.64 Mbps43.64—180.96 Mbps64.84 MbpsFaster
3North Lanarkshire780.13 Mbps44.58—136.09 Mbps63.36 Mbps-
4Airdrie780.95 Mbps35.25—135.76 Mbps58.48 MbpsSlower
5Chryston647.4 Mbps36.13—109.11 Mbps50.16 MbpsSlower

North Lanarkshire Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in North Lanarkshire testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in North Lanarkshire ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the North Lanarkshire 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 North Lanarkshire's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.73% were fast, 25.2% slow, and 33.07% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
BT26 Jul 2021 18:06:01211 secs52.97 Mbps74.93 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 17:15:02236 secs45.78 Mbps48.03 Mbps
BT26 Jul 2021 14:42:20371 secs1.46 Mbps20.9 MbpsImproved
BT26 Jul 2021 08:06:1322 mins0.07 Mbps0.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media26 Jul 2021 06:36:27287 secs109.16 Mbps108.96 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 18:35:10231 secs109.09 Mbps18.37 MbpsNeeds help
BT25 Jul 2021 18:21:0934 mins9.55 Mbps6.94 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 14:31:33234 secs19.31 Mbps15.79 MbpsNeeds help
BT25 Jul 2021 14:13:28237 secs1.2 Mbps1.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media25 Jul 2021 06:27:02510 mins8.23 Mbps28.68 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media24 Jul 2021 19:35:318100 secs155.73 Mbps142.57 Mbps
BT24 Jul 2021 13:27:23370 secs570.59 Mbps525.93 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Jul 2021 12:46:06231 secs52.51 Mbps50.09 Mbps
Virgin Media23 Jul 2021 18:53:35430 mins8.2 Mbps49.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Jul 2021 08:32:38226 secs84.14 Mbps78.3 Mbps
BT23 Jul 2021 07:22:05210 mins9.65 Mbps9.74 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media22 Jul 2021 15:09:36533 mins12.58 Mbps13.27 Mbps
Virgin Media22 Jul 2021 07:30:23234 secs33.65 Mbps26.6 MbpsNeeds help
BT21 Jul 2021 20:05:1839 mins37.29 Mbps24.1 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media21 Jul 2021 18:06:03285 secs474.5 Mbps93.49 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in North Lanarkshire

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media647.56 Mbps47.75—140.54 Mbps
2BT780.13 Mbps31.93—137.1 Mbps
3EE246.74 Mbps25.97—73.34 Mbps
4Sky Broadband67.33 Mbps24.87—53.47 Mbps
5Post Office Broadband36.2 Mbps0—32.11 Mbps
6Plusnet64.66 Mbps13.04—36.57 Mbps
7TalkTalk36.59 Mbps7.5—18.4 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in North Lanarkshire

How many broadband providers in North Lanarkshire are there?
North Lanarkshire has 7 ISPs tested.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in North Lanarkshire?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in North Lanarkshire with 780.13 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 31.93—137.1 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in North Lanarkshire?
The best internet provider in North Lanarkshire is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 47.75 to 140.54 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in North Lanarkshire?
Users in North Lanarkshire see an average internet speed of 44.58 up to 224 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 780.13 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in North Lanarkshire?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 647.56 Mbps.
Is BT available in North Lanarkshire?
Broadband service from BT is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 780.13 Mbps.
Is EE available in North Lanarkshire?
Broadband service from EE is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 246.74 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in North Lanarkshire?
The broadband provider with the most users in North Lanarkshire is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021