What broadband can I get in Edinburgh?
As the capital of Scotland and a busy cultural centre, there’s a lot going on in Edinburgh. From the castle to the coast, it’s a busy city and a popular metropolitan area - and there’s some good broadband to go along with it.
Like most major cities, Edinburgh is almost entirely covered by BT (www.bt.com), including decent fibre optic coverage. That means you may well be able to get a broadband package from Sky (www.sky.com), TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk), Plusnet (www.plus.net), or Fuel (www.fuelbroadband.co.uk) too - and that coverage from BT Infinity means you can likely get speeds good enough for things like BT Sport as well.
Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) sees excellent coverage around Edinburgh too, with almost all of the city able to access its broadband, home phone, and TV. The network stretches as far south as Burdiehouse and Fairmilehead, and as west as Cramond Bridge. The only areas not covered include a few bits of the city centre, parts of the south east around Holyrood Park, and most areas along the shoreline.
A few years ago, Edinburgh was named as the city with the fastest average broadband speed in the UK, and download speeds are still far from shabby. In most places you can expect speeds over 8Mb, and pretty much everywhere gets speeds above 2Mb. There are, however, a few not-spots, including areas around Craigmillar, and parts of Saughton and Haymarket. Fibre optic speeds are also quite impressive, with the vast majority of the city able to reach 24Mb and above.
The exact broadband packages and speeds available to you, of course, depend on a lot of factors - like which area of Edinburgh you live in, and what exchanges are nearby. Use the postcode checker above to see what the options are where you live.