The Genie guide to home broadband in Edinburgh
Home broadband coverage in Edinburgh is generally very good, with a wide choice of providers and services, including fast fibre optic broadband.
The central and surrounding exchanges of Rose Street, Waverley, Leith, Abbeyhill, Newington, Fountainbridge, Donaldson, Dean and Granton all offer superfast fibre, which provides access to an average download speed of around 35Mb from a wide choice of internet providers. Virgin Media is available on all exchanges, while Full Fibre is also available at more than half.
To find out more about the broadband deals available to your home make use of our broadband postcode checker. Tap your postcode into the comparison table and we’ll filter the results based on availability at your specific exchange. Filter to view specific providers and speeds, along with certain types of deal such as broadband only; bundles with TV and phone and even free-setup broadband.
What is the future of broadband in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is one of the places benefiting from Virgin Media's Project Lightning, which in 2021 enabled speeds of more than 1Gb over the Virgin network.
Ultrafast FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) will also have a big part to play in the future of broadband in Edinburgh: Hyperoptic began deploying gigabit broadband in 2016, starting with Platinum Point on the Firth of Forth. And in the same year, CityFibre finished installing more than 125km of fibre optic cabling which will allow ISPs to offer incredible speeds to organisations throughout the city.
Comparing mobile broadband in Edinburgh
Edinburgh enjoys very strong coverage from all four mobile networks. EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone all supply 4G, and 5G to central Edinburgh and surrounding areas such as Leith, Morningside, Newington, Sighthill and Murrayfields.
4G and 5G can be quicker than many home broadband services and is not only useful for high-speed access on the move but also as an alternative to home broadband. However, you may need to purchase new hardware to use it.
It is crucial to check signal strength before buying any mobile service to ensure you'll be able to get a fast connection. Click the logos below to access the official network coverage check tools:
Where we get our information
We strive to keep our local broadband information as up to date as possible. This means using trustworthy sources with regular checks. The information on this page comes from the following:
- Local exchange information: availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
- Local broadband speed information: labs.thinkbroadband.com/local
- Mobile broadband coverage (1): nperf.com/en/map/GB
- Mobile broadband coverage (2): checker.ofcom.org.uk/en-gb/mobile-coverage