Internet in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire residents have run speed tests on 6 providers. This number is 2.04% above the United Kingdom average of 5.88 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 33.1—106.88 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 38.15 Mbps, which is 57.00% above the The United Kingdom national average of 24.3 Mbps, and 44.73% above the average of 26.36 Mbps in North Lanarkshire. Internet speeds in North Lanarkshire are typically faster than Cumbernauld, but slower than Castlecary. Nearby cities include Cumbernauld with speeds 25.52—106.27 Mbps, and Castlecary with speeds 40.3—105.01 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

25.14—100.87 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 Mbps25.14—100.87 Mbps38.15 Mbps-
London2164.97 Mbps20.01—72.86 Mbps31.41 MbpsSlower
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.9—68.91 Mbps24.79 MbpsSlower
Liverpool912.85 Mbps12.44—52.58 Mbps18.08 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.72—61.57 Mbps22.08 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps13.13—45.78 Mbps18.79 MbpsSlower
Bristol902.73 Mbps15.67—70.42 Mbps23.61 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps7.99—37.98 Mbps11.43 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps15.84—67.2 Mbps23.31 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps14.31—78.52 Mbps22.99 MbpsSlower

Cities and Provider Speeds in North Lanarkshire

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50%# Providers
1North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps25.14—100.87 Mbps38.15 Mbps6
2Cumbernauld537.35 Mbps25.52—106.27 Mbps37.2 Mbps9
3Bellshill534.19 Mbps24.18—101.99 Mbps35.76 Mbps8
4Newarthill564.04 Mbps22.64—83.32 Mbps31.98 Mbps8
5Wishaw536.14 Mbps20.52—140.71 Mbps29.5 Mbps8
6Coatbridge532.72 Mbps19.62—87.97 Mbps28.69 Mbps8
7Plains343.07 Mbps15.98—47.59 Mbps22.91 Mbps7
8Airdrie597.12 Mbps15.67—47.99 Mbps22.13 Mbps8
9Chryston549.35 Mbps13.26—63.29 Mbps21.04 Mbps8
10Stepps574.44 Mbps14.13—39.54 Mbps19.08 Mbps8
11Kilsyth180.61 Mbps10.92—36.87 Mbps15.37 Mbps7
12Carfin185.95 Mbps10.16—29.1 Mbps12.41 Mbps4
13Shotts74.75 Mbps6.12—24.61 Mbps9.82 Mbps6

North Lanarkshire Over Time

How North Lanarkshire Compares for Internet Speed in North Lanarkshire

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Castlecary354.98 Mbps40.3—105.01 Mbps59.06 MbpsFaster
2North Lanarkshire408.2 Mbps25.14—100.87 Mbps38.15 Mbps-
3Cumbernauld537.35 Mbps25.52—106.27 Mbps37.2 MbpsSlower
4Gartcosh354.27 Mbps30.18—63.87 Mbps36.18 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 4 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, 44.83% were fast, 25.86% slow, and 29.31% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media05 Aug 2020 11:10:453113 secs44.71 Mbps312.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Aug 2020 15:49:38226 mins30.24 Mbps87.61 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2020 14:30:0833 mins28.42 Mbps63.41 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media29 Jul 2020 21:59:51256 secs20.6 Mbps139.72 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media28 Jul 2020 15:28:13373 secs211.61 Mbps233.04 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 Jul 2020 23:38:15225 secs171.36 Mbps170.03 Mbps
Virgin Media27 Jul 2020 21:26:2732 mins9.76 Mbps96.56 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media26 Jul 2020 15:04:42312 mins175.84 Mbps174.89 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Jul 2020 23:03:04363 secs110.72 Mbps143.85 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media25 Jul 2020 19:39:4622 mins56.83 Mbps59.16 Mbps
Virgin Media25 Jul 2020 19:13:2743 mins173.13 Mbps133.82 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media25 Jul 2020 18:05:22427 mins10.98 Mbps175.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Jul 2020 21:31:4246 mins5.34 Mbps59.01 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media23 Jul 2020 17:48:3822 mins46.29 Mbps45.45 Mbps
Virgin Media22 Jul 2020 21:29:10238 secs6.75 Mbps1.45 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media22 Jul 2020 17:40:5733 mins16.13 Mbps18.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media21 Jul 2020 19:58:13251 secs145.99 Mbps141.24 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jul 2020 23:57:54223 secs4.14 Mbps6.59 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jul 2020 22:09:0748 mins3.95 Mbps61.62 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jul 2020 17:26:24225 mins91.94 Mbps52.26 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in North Lanarkshire

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media408.2 Mbps33.1—106.88 Mbps
2BT348.7 Mbps20.77—49.39 Mbps
3TalkTalk57.45 Mbps18.4—47.64 Mbps
4EE105.07 Mbps18.07—52.21 Mbps
5Plusnet57.35 Mbps10.42—50.74 Mbps
6Sky Broadband67.33 Mbps9.32—21.89 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 33.1—106.88 Mbps.
The best provider in North Lanarkshire in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 33.1 to 106.88 Mbps.
Users in North Lanarkshire see an average internet speed of 25.14 up to 165 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: 11 Aug 2020