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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 100 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 £10,000 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

On the map below, 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 - get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 today for more information about DarkLight!

Interested in seeing how DarkLight has helped local organisations? Check out our video for a quick look at how two different businesses have benefitted since installing a DarkLight connection, expanding their services and giving their customers an even better experience.

A map of our dark fibre network in Bradford

DarkLight Speed Comparison

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

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

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~0.3 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~3.4 seconds

DarkLight - 100 Mbps

~34 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 an HD film (4 GB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~3.4 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~34 seconds

DarkLight - 100 Mbps

~5 minutes, 44 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 a full Blu-Ray disc (50 GB)

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~43 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~7 minutes, 9 seconds

DarkLight - 100 Mbps

~1 hour, 11 minutes, 35 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 an terabyte (1000 GB)

We've speeded up this comparison to 10 times the actual speed. However, the time estimates you'll see pop in are still accurate - with 10 Gbps DarkLight, you can upload or download a terabyte in about 15 minutes.

DarkLight - 10 Gbps

~14 minutes, 40 seconds

DarkLight - Gigabit

~2 hours, 26 minutes and 36 seconds

DarkLight - 100 Mbps

~1 day and 26 minutes

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

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!