World class Internet connections for Bradford Schools and Businesses

DarkLight Bradford

Ultrafast DarkLight® Internet across Bradford

From major UK businesses to leading schools, Bradford is home to a huge number of organisations which depend upon their Internet connectivity. However, many of these organisations are simply being let down by their current connections, with unreliable services, slow speeds, poor service and inflexible options all posing major problems.

With DarkLight, we've created a complete solution for these issues with the single biggest improvement for Internet connectivity since Broadband.

DarkLight brings schools and businesses guaranteed connectivity speeds with levels ranging from ultrafast 300 Mbps to world-class 10 Gbps performance, all backed up with guaranteed 99.9% uptime and award-winning customer service. DarkLight also stands out with a completely unique advantage - it's the last Internet connection you'll ever need to install for your premises.

Unlike other Internet connections, DarkLight is completely future proof. You can upgrade your connection's speed at any time you choose, so you'll always be able to get the level of performance you need.

As the home city for Exa Networks, we made sure that Bradford was one of the first cities to experience the world-class performance that DarkLight brings. Check out our network map below to see exactly where DarkLight is available in Bradford:

Digital Growth Vouchers

Businesses around Leeds, Bradford and the Leeds City Region can save up to £5000 on the cost of new technology with Digital Growth Vouchers - click through to find out more about how the vouchers work and how to apply for them!

Bradford DarkLight

Click here to view a map of Bradford, you'll see the area that our 71 KM Bradford dark fibre network from CityFibre covers, from Forster Square and Little Germany across a whole lot more of the city. Explore this site or get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about DarkLight!

Wondering what it means to be a DarkLight city? Click the video to explore how ultrafast connectivity benefits a huge variety of local organisations, from schools to restaurants, offices and more.

DarkLight Speed Comparison

Wondering how the speeds DarkLight offers measure up in real-world situations? Click one of the buttons below for some demonstrations - keep in mind that these speeds are approximate, with several factors affecting file transfer speeds.

DarkLight - 10 Gbps
0.3 seconds
DarkLight - Gigabit
3.4 seconds
DarkLight - 300 Mbps
11.3 seconds
Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps
1 minute, 56 seconds
Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps
14 minutes

Approximate time to transfer 100 high quality photos (400 MB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps
~0.3 seconds
DarkLight - Gigabit
~3.4 seconds
DarkLight - 300 Mbps
~11.3 seconds
Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps
~1 minute, 56 seconds
Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps
~14 minutes

Approximate time to transfer 100 high quality photos (400 MB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps
~3.4 seconds
DarkLight - Gigabit
~34 seconds
DarkLight - 300 Mbps
~1 minute, 55 seconds
Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps
~19 minutes, 45 seconds
Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps
~2 hours, 23 minutes and 10 seconds

Approximate time to transfer an HD film (4 GB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps
~43 seconds
DarkLight - Gigabit
~7 minutes, 9 seconds
DarkLight - 300 Mbps
~23 minutes, 51 seconds
Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps
~4 hours, 6 minutes and 50 seconds
Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps
~1 day, 5 hours, 49 minutes, 34 seconds

Approximate time to transfer a full Blu-Ray disc (50 GB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps
~14 minutes, 40 seconds
DarkLight - Gigabit
~2 hours, 26 minutes and 36 seconds
DarkLight - 300 Mbps
~7 hours, 57 minutes and 13 seconds
Average UK downloads (2016) - 28.9 Mbps
~3 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes
Average UK uploads (2016) - 3.7 Mbps
~25 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes

Approximate time to transfer an terabyte (1000 GB)

Speeding Up Bradford

Launched in April 2016 as one of our first gigabit cities, Bradford is available across a huge amount of Bradford, as you'll see in our network map above. DarkLight is also available in a few cities near to Bradford - check out our DarkLight Gigabit Cities page to find out more.

Speaking as we began our rollout across Bradford, David Cawthray, Assistant Director of Information Services at Bradford Council, described DarkLight's launch as 'great news for Bradford', explaining that ultrafast, future-proof connectivity was 'crucial for businesses across the city to compete on the national and international stage'.

If you're interested in finding out more about DarkLight, or how it can benefit your organisation, just give our team a call today at 0345 145 1234, or fill in our contact form below.

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