Broadband Statistics for North Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire
Broadband Providers8
Fastest Speed781.16 Mbps
Median Speed51.13 Mbps
Fastest ProviderBT

Broadband Providers in North Lanarkshire

Residents in North Lanarkshire have run speed tests on 8 broadband providers. This number is 30.51% above the United Kingdom average of 6.13 internet service providers. ISPs available in North Lanarkshire include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. 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 43.74—171.07 Mbps.

North Lanarkshire's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 781.16 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in North Lanarkshire is 51.13 Mbps, which is 38.19% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37 Mbps, and 13.67% above the average of 44.98 Mbps in North Lanarkshire.

Internet speeds in North Lanarkshire are typically faster than Newarthill, but slower than Chryston. Nearby locations include Cumbernauld with speeds 51.58—109.5 Mbps, and Castlecary with speeds 49.82—109.38 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

Broadband in North Lanarkshire


Best speed range city in North Lanarkshire

781.16 Mbps

North Lanarkshire's fastest speed

37.87—140.54 Mbps

Typical speed range available to North Lanarkshire residents

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Average Broadband Speeds in North Lanarkshire

YearNorth Lanarkshire AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201813.07 Mbps26.27 Mbps50.25% Slower
201915.97 Mbps30.63 Mbps47.86% Slower
202079.75 Mbps80.31 Mbps0.70% Slower
202189.92 Mbps66.05 Mbps36.14% Faster

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 Lanarkshire781.16 Mbps37.87—140.54 Mbps51.13 Mbps-
London5794.21 Mbps34.22—94.02 Mbps46.83 MbpsSlower
Birmingham941.32 Mbps28.83—104.01 Mbps37.51 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps24.42—88.84 Mbps33.31 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps21.77—51.15 Mbps26.09 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.32—67.69 Mbps31.69 MbpsSlower
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.91—109.64 Mbps41.69 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps19.29—70.5 Mbps30.82 MbpsSlower
Leicester933.42 Mbps26.89—94.13 Mbps36.55 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh869.7 Mbps31.78—108.45 Mbps40.03 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Internet Speeds in North Lanarkshire

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian# Providers
1Cumbernauld780.32 Mbps51.58—109.5 Mbps73.33 Mbps8
2Bellshill895.64 Mbps46.88—181.39 Mbps69.99 Mbps8
3Airdrie780.95 Mbps43.55—129.43 Mbps64.37 Mbps7
4Chryston783.28 Mbps38.72—109.2 Mbps55.71 Mbps9
5North Lanarkshire781.16 Mbps37.87—140.54 Mbps51.13 Mbps8
6Newarthill836.57 Mbps34.65—141.07 Mbps49.13 Mbps8
7Kilsyth775.15 Mbps25.61—69.26 Mbps38.35 Mbps7
8Coatbridge881.85 Mbps27.72—89.35 Mbps37.7 Mbps8
9Wishaw680.76 Mbps31.3—104.99 Mbps36.6 Mbps7
10Stepps863.59 Mbps25.04—57.44 Mbps31.75 Mbps8
11Plains796.19 Mbps22.8—64.53 Mbps31.01 Mbps8
12Shotts673.57 Mbps17.54—50.16 Mbps25.48 Mbps6

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 
5Viewpark637.43 Mbps38.27—70.62 Mbps56.82 MbpsFaster
6Chryston783.28 Mbps38.72—109.2 Mbps55.71 MbpsFaster
7North Lanarkshire781.16 Mbps37.87—140.54 Mbps51.13 Mbps-
8Newarthill836.57 Mbps34.65—141.07 Mbps49.13 MbpsSlower
9Calderbank71.79 Mbps32.08—64.3 Mbps40.44 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, 37.37% were fast, 28.28% slow, and 34.34% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 17:01:46220 secs13.12 Mbps7.71 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media17 Oct 2021 16:15:12390 secs23.65 Mbps35.57 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media16 Oct 2021 15:12:55259 secs101.24 Mbps109.97 Mbps
Virgin Media15 Oct 2021 16:58:08360 secs13.55 Mbps4.19 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT15 Oct 2021 14:53:1144 mins2.79 Mbps0.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT15 Oct 2021 14:50:30252 secs0.07 Mbps0.22 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media15 Oct 2021 13:15:5126 mins14.34 Mbps126.49 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Oct 2021 18:46:41334 mins17.61 Mbps13.27 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 17:29:39274 secs0.19 Mbps25.3 MbpsImproved
EE14 Oct 2021 16:46:0124 mins69.64 Mbps69.55 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 16:44:38257 secs12.05 Mbps5.01 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Oct 2021 11:37:5947 mins53.98 Mbps30.39 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 20:40:06241 secs5.04 Mbps9.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 20:39:04226 secs213.77 Mbps214.46 Mbps
Sky Broadband13 Oct 2021 18:38:1324 mins56.96 Mbps58.24 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 14:26:58228 secs20.16 Mbps1.37 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media13 Oct 2021 13:54:4522 mins106.87 Mbps65.68 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media12 Oct 2021 18:12:433117 secs237.63 Mbps256.84 Mbps
Virgin Media12 Oct 2021 17:30:3734 mins222.2 Mbps13.18 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media12 Oct 2021 14:21:59260 secs117.18 Mbps302.93 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in North Lanarkshire

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media647.56 Mbps43.74—171.07 Mbps
2BT781.16 Mbps34.23—130.67 Mbps
3EE246.74 Mbps36.73—69.64 Mbps
4Sky Broadband316.94 Mbps25.27—51.49 Mbps
5Vodafone70.4 Mbps1.12—48.28 Mbps
6Shell Energy36.2 Mbps0—32.11 Mbps
7Plusnet73.87 Mbps7.69—36.57 Mbps
8TalkTalk36.59 Mbps7.5—18.4 Mbps

North Lanarkshire Broadband Speed Map

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in North Lanarkshire

How many broadband providers in North Lanarkshire are there?
North Lanarkshire has 8 ISPs tested.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in North Lanarkshire?
BT is the fastest broadband provider in North Lanarkshire with 781.16 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 34.23—130.67 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 43.74 to 171.07 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in North Lanarkshire?
Users in North Lanarkshire see an average internet speed of 37.87 up to 220 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 781.16 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 781.16 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in North Lanarkshire?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 316.94 Mbps.
Is BT full fibre available in North Lanarkshire?
No, BT does not have full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) in North Lanarkshire.
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: 17 Oct 2021