Internet in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire residents have run speed tests on 6 providers. This number is 0.33% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 providers. ISPs available in North Lanarkshire include Virgin Media, BT, and EE. 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 38.23—107.28 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 45.67 Mbps, which is 53.82% above the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 46.05% above the average of 31.27 Mbps in North Lanarkshire. Internet speeds in North Lanarkshire are typically faster than Bellshill, but slower than Cumbernauld. Nearby cities include Cumbernauld with speeds 33.21—108.03 Mbps, and Castlecary with speeds 51.05—105.69 Mbps.


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

30.77—104.96 Mbps

Typical speed range available to North Lanarkshire residents

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North Lanarkshire Competitive Speed Map

How North Lanarkshire Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps30.77—104.96 Mbps45.67 Mbps-
London5284.34 Mbps26.94—83.37 Mbps37.11 MbpsSlower
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.71—75.55 Mbps29.03 MbpsSlower
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.63—64.35 Mbps21.79 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.23—65.34 Mbps24.48 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.49—53.25 Mbps21.96 MbpsSlower
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.49—92.12 Mbps28.94 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.49—48.76 Mbps13.77 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.98—95.21 Mbps29.95 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in North Lanarkshire

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1Cumbernauld537.35 Mbps33.21—108.03 Mbps50.78 Mbps9
2North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps30.77—104.96 Mbps45.67 Mbps6
3Bellshill534.19 Mbps28.8—109.79 Mbps40.83 Mbps8
4Airdrie597.87 Mbps23.61—82.65 Mbps33.4 Mbps8
5Newarthill717.55 Mbps24.36—90.53 Mbps32.6 Mbps8
6Chryston587.99 Mbps21.96—105.96 Mbps32.48 Mbps8
7Wishaw536.88 Mbps24.87—133.91 Mbps31.65 Mbps8
8Coatbridge695.79 Mbps22.22—93.28 Mbps30.44 Mbps7
9Plains481.39 Mbps16.89—47.81 Mbps23.06 Mbps8
10Stepps574.44 Mbps15.83—43.75 Mbps21.2 Mbps8
11Kilsyth298.07 Mbps11.06—36.66 Mbps15.64 Mbps7
12Carfin185.95 Mbps11.48—30.06 Mbps14.89 Mbps4
13Shotts142.7 Mbps8.67—30.84 Mbps12.09 Mbps6

North Lanarkshire Over Time

How North Lanarkshire Compares for Internet Speed in North Lanarkshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Castlecary354.98 Mbps51.05—105.69 Mbps65.12 MbpsFaster
2Cumbernauld537.35 Mbps33.21—108.03 Mbps50.78 MbpsFaster
3North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps30.77—104.96 Mbps45.67 Mbps-
4Bellshill534.19 Mbps28.8—109.79 Mbps40.83 MbpsSlower
5Gartcosh354.27 Mbps34.17—66.99 Mbps39.23 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, 38.46% were fast, 7.69% slow, and 53.85% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 12:07:12264 secs108.93 Mbps108.89 Mbps
Virgin Media08 Jan 2021 15:01:42522 mins12.86 Mbps12.74 Mbps
Virgin Media07 Jan 2021 10:18:57210 mins17.57 Mbps32.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media07 Jan 2021 09:47:4428 mins11.48 Mbps12.04 Mbps
Virgin Media05 Jan 2021 11:39:17242 secs22.31 Mbps21.81 Mbps
Virgin Media04 Jan 2021 08:13:51235 secs35.16 Mbps108.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Jan 2021 21:19:46265 secs301.16 Mbps306.9 Mbps
Sky Broadband31 Dec 2020 12:35:4226 mins53.47 Mbps56.52 Mbps
Virgin Media29 Dec 2020 10:26:30319 mins2.7 Mbps79.22 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk28 Dec 2020 12:13:05232 secs7.5 Mbps18.4 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Dec 2020 03:17:13221 mins6.57 Mbps6.5 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media16 Dec 2020 04:51:05382 secs8.77 Mbps49.06 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Dec 2020 18:49:10243 secs71.02 Mbps61.12 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in North Lanarkshire

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media408.2 Mbps38.23—107.28 Mbps
2BT348.7 Mbps20.9—51.19 Mbps
3TalkTalk57.45 Mbps18.4—47.64 Mbps
4Plusnet57.35 Mbps19.76—43.91 Mbps
5EE72.23 Mbps17.55—44.31 Mbps
6Sky Broadband56.52 Mbps5.9—24.55 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 38.23—107.28 Mbps.
The best provider in North Lanarkshire in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 38.23 to 107.28 Mbps.
Users in North Lanarkshire see an average internet speed of 30.77 up to 252 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.
EE is available in North Lanarkshire, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 72.23 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in North Lanarkshire is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2021