Internet in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire residents have run speed tests on 6 providers. This number is 0.67% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in North Lanarkshire include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in North Lanarkshire is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 408.2 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 37.75—107.15 Mbps. North Lanarkshire's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 408.2 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in North Lanarkshire is 43.76 Mbps, which is 62.62% above the The United Kingdom national average of 26.91 Mbps, and 51.79% above the average of 28.83 Mbps in North Lanarkshire. Internet speeds in North Lanarkshire are typically faster than Cumbernauld, but slower than Castlecary. Nearby cities include Cumbernauld with speeds 28.7—107.55 Mbps, and Castlecary with speeds 46.45—105.39 Mbps.


  • Virgin Media in North Lanarkshire
  • BT in North Lanarkshire
  • EE in North Lanarkshire
  • TalkTalk in North Lanarkshire
  • Plusnet in North Lanarkshire
  • Sky Broadband in North Lanarkshire

Internet in North Lanarkshire


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in North Lanarkshire

408.2 Mbps

North Lanarkshire's fastest speed

29.7—104.25 Mbps

Typical speed range available to North Lanarkshire residents

North Lanarkshire Competitive Speed Map

How North Lanarkshire Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps29.7—104.25 Mbps43.76 Mbps-
London3385.49 Mbps23.43—73.93 Mbps34.65 MbpsSlower
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.11—71.74 Mbps26.76 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.57—57.88 Mbps19.89 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.5—63.51 Mbps23.34 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.15—49.2 Mbps20.19 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.39—77.52 Mbps26.11 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.78 Mbps12.25 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.94—71.93 Mbps25.34 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.18—90.96 Mbps26.92 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in North Lanarkshire

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps29.7—104.25 Mbps43.76 Mbps6
2Cumbernauld537.35 Mbps28.7—107.55 Mbps42.69 Mbps9
3Bellshill534.19 Mbps26.69—106.19 Mbps37.06 Mbps8
4Newarthill564.04 Mbps23.72—87.42 Mbps32.51 Mbps8
5Wishaw536.88 Mbps22.42—136.93 Mbps31.15 Mbps8
6Coatbridge532.72 Mbps21.24—93.5 Mbps30.09 Mbps8
7Airdrie597.87 Mbps18.25—67.77 Mbps26.76 Mbps8
8Chryston549.35 Mbps16.7—82.85 Mbps25.15 Mbps8
9Plains481.39 Mbps16.55—47.88 Mbps23.4 Mbps7
10Stepps574.44 Mbps15.41—43.16 Mbps20.72 Mbps8
11Kilsyth275.01 Mbps11.29—37.14 Mbps16.3 Mbps7
12Carfin185.95 Mbps11.37—31.14 Mbps14.46 Mbps4
13Shotts142.7 Mbps7.18—28.96 Mbps10.75 Mbps6

North Lanarkshire Over Time

How North Lanarkshire Compares for Internet Speed in North Lanarkshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Castlecary354.98 Mbps46.45—105.39 Mbps61.02 MbpsFaster
2North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps29.7—104.25 Mbps43.76 Mbps-
3Cumbernauld537.35 Mbps28.7—107.55 Mbps42.69 MbpsSlower
4Bellshill534.19 Mbps26.69—106.19 Mbps37.06 MbpsSlower

North Lanarkshire Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in North Lanarkshire test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in North Lanarkshire ran 3 speed tests per session. Looking at 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 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 speed tests we measured, 38.89% were fast, 11.11% slow, and 50% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Oct 2020 20:17:3033 mins77.37 Mbps95.18 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media09 Oct 2020 19:46:17239 secs30.11 Mbps30.26 Mbps
Virgin Media09 Oct 2020 12:07:01234 secs32.01 Mbps31.25 Mbps
Virgin Media24 Sep 2020 06:50:03226 secs33.22 Mbps34.72 Mbps
Virgin Media19 Sep 2020 21:38:30299 secs0.15 Mbps62.9 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 Sep 2020 13:26:44310 mins15.48 Mbps6.89 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT15 Sep 2020 09:44:11227 secs2.59 Mbps2.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Sep 2020 09:15:46220 mins213.03 Mbps211.89 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Sep 2020 10:47:5929 mins98.66 Mbps93.41 Mbps
Virgin Media11 Sep 2020 18:21:42228 secs9.36 Mbps189.34 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media11 Sep 2020 17:18:01232 secs91.28 Mbps116.25 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media10 Sep 2020 11:03:4932 mins7.6 Mbps7.81 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media07 Sep 2020 21:19:14226 secs84.03 Mbps93.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media07 Sep 2020 14:20:17259 secs41.81 Mbps50.14 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media05 Sep 2020 15:20:23254 secs157.95 Mbps207.98 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media04 Sep 2020 11:33:0453 mins38.81 Mbps41.07 Mbps
Virgin Media03 Sep 2020 18:27:5124 mins51.02 Mbps53.14 Mbps
Virgin Media02 Sep 2020 09:57:17244 secs193.03 Mbps173.47 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in North Lanarkshire

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media408.2 Mbps37.75—107.15 Mbps
2BT348.7 Mbps20.77—50.67 Mbps
3TalkTalk57.45 Mbps18.4—47.64 Mbps
4EE105.07 Mbps18.07—52.21 Mbps
5Plusnet57.35 Mbps19.76—43.91 Mbps
6Sky Broadband67.33 Mbps7.69—24.6 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire has 6 ISPs tested.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in North Lanarkshire with 408.2 Mbps, and an average speed range of 37.75—107.15 Mbps.
The best provider in North Lanarkshire in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 37.75 to 107.15 Mbps.
Users in North Lanarkshire see an average internet speed of 29.7 up to 200 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 408.2 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 408.2 Mbps.
BT is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 348.7 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 67.33 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in North Lanarkshire is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2020